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Tomorrow’s Child

A Ghost River Theatre production
Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s short story by Eric Rose, Matthew Waddell and David van Belle
Featuring Anna Cummer, Tyrell Crews and David van Belle
Direction and Sound Design by Eric Rose and Matthew Waddell
Calgary, AB

Photo: Laura Anzola


Two new parents in the imagined retro-future of 1988 must confront the realities of their newborn son – who has been born into another dimension. Will they accept the divide between parent and child? Or find another solution? Tomorrow’s Child is an unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed.

The quirks of 50s sci-fi are reimagined for an immersive audio-experience created for a blindfolded audience. As the first installment of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series, Tomorrow’s Child explores how being deprived of sight – our primary gateway in the world – primes us for a unique performance experience.

Based on the short story “Tomorrow Child” by Ray Bradbury, originally published as “The Shape of Things” © 1947; renewed 1975 by Ray Bradbury. Performed by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.


WEDNESDAY, February 15 at 9:00pm
THURSDAY, February 16 at 7:00pm
FRIDAY, February 17 at 9:00pm
SATURDAY, February 18 at 1:00pm (a talkback will follow this performance)

Service fees + HST are included in all prices.
Please note there is limited capacity at this show.



Best Technical Design (Matthew Waddell), 2014 Calgary Critics Awards

Nominee – Best Creative Concept , 2014 Calgary Critics Awards

Nominee – Outstanding Sound Design Or Composition (Matthew Waddell and Eric Rose), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards

Nominee – Outstanding New Play, 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards


“… your ears receive the audio equivalent of a five star dinner.” Calgary Herald

“… an intriguing immersive experience combined with compelling storytelling.” CBC Radio

“I think I had an out of body experience. Spin more. More GRT.” Audience Member