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The Queen of Paradise's Garden

A Puppet Show For All Ages

A Traditional Newfoundland Fairy Tale
Told by Andy Jones
Puppets by Darka Erdelji
sound design by Monique Tobin

Wednesday, May 25, 6pm
Market Hall Theater
$5 at the door only

Andy Jones's wonderful new adaptation of a traditional Newfoundland tale is sure to delight folks of all ages.  Follow Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many Newfoundland tales, on his way to the land of the Queen of Paradise. Told with the humour, warmth and sly wit that have made Andy Jones one of the Island's finest and best-loved storytellers .  

 

Join us for
Public Energy's Family Night
Dinner and show for ages 3 - 93
Feed your body and your mind.

 
5:00-6:00 pm Barbecue & Picnic in the Peterborough Square Courtyard outside the Market Hall
6:00 pm Performance of The Queen of Paradise's Garden
Running time: 30 min performance followed by 20 min Q&A w Andy Jones and his collaborators

 

This production was a big hit at the recent St. John's Storytelling Festival and it really is a show for all ages -- 3 to 93! At the Storytelling Festival the three year olds were as captivated as the older children, the teenagers and the adults. Andy Jones, of course, always seems to draw the whole audience into a story.
The show features puppets by Slovenian Theatre Artist Darka Erdelji, who has her Masters in Puppetry, and Andy Jones tells the story of Jack in the Queen of Paradise's Garden. "Jack" is a well-known figure in traditional Newfoundland fairy tales - (Jack Meets the Cat) and these are stories which Andy has learned over the years from an older generation of Newfoundlanders that he turns into wonderful theatrical storytelling productions.
The performance is about a half hour in length and involves Andy Jones telling and acting out the story beside a kitchen-table sized box that is the set - the set has compartments that open and the box is turned around to create different scenes for parts of the story. Puppeteer Mary-Lynn Bernard brings the hand-held puppets to life during the storytelling and live sound effects performed by Meghan Greeley create a magical atmosphere.
The story is a free adaptation of a tale told by Albert Heber Keeping of Grand Bank, which he got from Billy Quann of Sagona Island; Keeping’s version was published in Halpert and Widdowson’s seminal collection, Folktales of Newfoundland.
Biography
Andy Jones was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and has been a professional writer and actor for over thirty years. He has written five critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows and has extensively toured, to critical acclaim, across Canada and Europe. His children’s plays include Jack Meets the Cat, Jack-Five-Oh and the puppet show The Queen of Paradise's Garden. He is well known in Canada as one of the groundbreaking members of the Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO, in both its theatrical and television incarnations. Andy’s numerous awards include two Gemini awards and two Emmy nominations, election to the Newfoundland Arts Council Hall of Honour, and the ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement.

 

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