School Matinee: A Fool’s Errand
May 16 + 17, 2019 | 12:15pm
Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts
For Grades: K – 6
A show about folly and friendship.
World renowned clown, juggler, and comic acrobat, Jamie Adkins, stumbles onstage, desperately trying to become the man he imagines himself to be. In his new show A Fool’s Errand, Adkins uses his unique blend of circus arts, acrobatic skill and unguarded physical comedy to explore the what-ifs along the path of life, accompanied by a charismatic tuba player. With deftly awkward juggling performances or falsely flimsy balancing acts on a slack wire, Jamie Adkins skillfully masters the art of tricks and comedy, and strikes the heart of young and old alike.
A Fool’s Errand is the result of the first collaboration between Jamie Adkins and musician Julie Houle. Thanks to a perfect control of her instrument, Houle creates an atmosphere where complicity and play are in the foreground.
A delicate balance of chaos and control, loneliness and companionship, A Fool’s Errand, is more about the art of perseverance than the achievement of success.
This show benefited a residency and coproduction program of the Place des Arts (Montréal, Québec).
Curriculum Connections & Themes: Drama. Dance. Physical Education. Circus Arts.
Teacher Resources: A Fool's Errand Study Guide
Tickets just $10 each (HST Included). One FREE teacher/supervisor ticket with every 20 student tickets purchased.
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