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Old Man and The River


Old Man and The River Image copyPresented by Theatre Direct Canada 
Created by Lynda Hill and Thomas Morgan Jones

Concept, Dramaturgy and Direction by Lynda Hill
Inspired by the story by Thomas Morgan Jones
Original Production Design by Kelly Wolf
Original Music by Nicky Phillips
Original Lighting Design by Jennifer Lennon
Puppetry by Mike Petersen and Eric Woolfe
Performed by Andrew Young, Ingrid Hansen,
Kira Hall, and Mike Petersen,
Stage Management by Charlene Saroyan
Cast & Creative Team Bios

A grumpy old man lives in his little house in the woods by the river. Every day is the same and he likes it this way, until one day…
a magical creature leaps into his world and everything changes!
This beautifully designed puppetry work performed without words to an enchanting musical score.

Suitable for Ages 3 & Up

“I was so impressed with the elegance, sophistication and gentle humour of this piece. The music, design, creativity and commitment of the performers captivated them from beginning to end.” – Tracy Thompson, TDSB

Video trailer features the 2014 production of Old Man and the River performed by Mike Petersen, Eric Woolfe, Kira Hall, and Seanna Kennedy.

For Families:

February 20 at 11 AM | 2 for 1 tickets*
February 20 at 2 PM | Stay & Play!
February 21 at 11AM |
February 21 at 2PM | Afternoon Tea Party
February 27 at 11AM | 2 for 1 tickets
February 27 at 2PM | Stay & Play!
February 28 at 11AM |
February 28 at 2PM | Stay & Play!
April 2 at 2PM | Stay & Play!
April 3 at 11AM |
April 3 at 2PM | Stay & Play!

*2 for 1 tickets are only available at the door

For Schools:

February 22-25
February 29-March 3
March 29 – April 1
Morning & Afternoon Performances Available

School Performances at Solar Stage
(located at 4950 Yonge St in North York)

March 24 (10:15am & 1pm)

Recommended for Grades JK – 1

Arts Connections
Music, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts
The themes of friendship, communication, play, adjusting to change, and respecting the natural world are all present in Old Man and the River.

Pre- and Post-Show Engagement for Schools
Comprehensive and engaging interactive sessions before and after the show ensure your students will get the most out of their experience of Old Man and the River.

Bringing your class to see the show? Check out our Educator Resources page for our study guide, social stories and more!

Email to book a class trip!