University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) theatre presents The Little Mermaid, the classic fairy tale by one of Denmark's greatest writers, adapted into an imaginative stage production by British playwright Pam Gems.
Audiences can submerge themselves into the story of a young mermaid who, after falling in love with a human prince, makes a courageous, but ultimately heartbreaking bargain with a sea witch. While this magical play is suitable for children aged six years and older, theatre lovers will rediscover the darkness of Andersen's original tale.
"What is surprising about the stories of Hans Christian Andersen is what is surprising about all fairy stories. .. the darkness," Gems says.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Colleen Lanki, UFV sessional instructor and artistic director of TomoeArts in Vancouver. Colleen has worked in Japan, the U.S. and Canada, directing, choreographing and performing everything from experimental movement theatre to musical comedy.
. The Little Mermaid runs Nov. 6 to 24 with varying performance dates and times. Ticket prices range from $11 to $23 plus service fees and are available through the UFV Theatre box office at 604-795-2814 or email@example.com or online at UFV.ca/theatre.
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