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Montreal Families

Exploring environmental awareness through theatre

With its latest production, McGill’s Department of English Drama and Theatre will transport young audience members into a realm of adventure, fantasy and magic.

Blue Planet, originally a children’s story by Andri Snaer Magnason, tells the tale of two best friends, Brimir and Hulda, inhabiting a lush, vibrant, and most importantly, adult-free planet. Here, they spend their days without responsibilities or troubles. One day, a grown-up named Jolly Goodday crash-lands on their beach and offers them a multitude of special powers and fun abilities.

But these gifts do not come without a price: for the ability to fly and endless sunshine, Goodday requires a little part of their youth in exchange. After the trade is completed, things begin to turn sour for Brimir and Hulda as they realize that their actions ultimately come with a heavy cost.

Through this production, Blue Planet touches upon universal themes including right versus wrong, and environmental awareness. “We wanted to show that our actions on this earth have consequences,” said Julia Borsellino, the Publicity Coordinator for McGill’s English Department’s main stage productions.

The play will feature bright costumes and vivid sets to enhance the magical elements already presented in the story, all of which will be put together by McGill Theatre students. There will be four performances – April 2, 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Moyse Hall located in the Arts Building at 853 Sherbrooke St. W. There will also be a matinee performance on April 4 at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 for kids 12 and under, and $10 for adults.

For more information, call 514-398-6070.

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