The Twilight Parade

Photo credit: Japhet Alvarez

A STO Union Production
Created by Nadia Ross and the people & puppets of Wakefield, Quebec and area
Directed by Nadia Ross

Design by Nadia Ross, Rob Scott and the people & artists of Wakefield, Quebec and area
Lighting design by Steve Lucas
Animation by Madeleine Ranger and Thea Pratt

Wakefield, Quebec
70 minutes | All ages

SYNOPSIS

A large-scale community engagement project, both inspired by and starring puppets hand-made by residents of Wakefield, Quebec, this feature-length film shows a community theatre company performing their play, The Twilight Parade. This adventure for all ages is brought to the undercurrents stage by eight actors performing live voice-over of the over 40 characters in the film.

The Twilight Parade tells the story of residents of a small village as they debate the future of their community water well and begin to understand the larger forces at play that erode the threads that hold communities together. The community’s hard-earned insights are witnessed by Darmagon, an other-worldly being who has run away from his society in the clouds to visit the village bar in search of answers to his own questions on ownership and belonging.  

The Twilight Parade is a grassroots production, proudly created with the contribution of over 70 regional artists and residents of all ages from Wakefield and the Outaouais region.

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, February 9 at 9:00pm
SATURDAY, February 10 at 1:00pm (a talkback will follow this performance)
FRIDAY, February 16 at 7:00pm
SATURDAY, February 17 at 9:00pm
Arts Court Theatre

SINGLE TICKET $20-25 |  BUY FULL FESTIVAL PASS $75
Service fees + HST are included in all prices.

AWARDS

  • WINNER: Siminovitch Prize for Directing, Nadia Ross (2016)
  • WINNER: Contra-Guy Award,  Chalmers’ Award, and Dora Mavor Moore Award, Nadia Ross