This performance is not occurring based on a statement issued by the City of Kingston on March 13, 2020.
The City of Kingston is suspending all scheduled events in the Regina Rosen Auditorium at the Grand Theatre effective immediately.
This is based on the recommendation today by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to immediately suspend all large events and public gatherings of more than 250 people.
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At this point, City-run events and gatherings of fewer than 250 people are not impacted by this recommendation and the City continues to monitor the information released by the provincial Ministry of Health and other public health partners, including KFL&A Public Health.
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“When you take something from the earth, you must give something back.”
Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Her dish holds
beautiful foods from around the world but careful, stealing from her is dangerous business because Th’owxiya has developed a taste for children. When Th’owxiya catches a hungry mouse, Kw’atel, stealing a piece of cheese from her mouth she demands two child spirits be brought for her to eat or else, she will eat Kw’atel’s whole family.
Ignorant to her power, yet desperate to save her family, Kw’atel sets forth on an intense journey to fulfill Th’owxiya’s demand. With the help of the Sqeweqs (Raven), two Spa:th (bears), and Sasq’ets (sasquatch), Kw’at’el finds alternate gifts to appease the goddess and the journey becomes one of knowledge, understanding and forgiveness. Sometimes tricking an ancient spirit is the best step forward!
Axis Theatre productions are performed in theatres and schools, enriching curriculum, drawing children into stories and giving them access to ideas in new ways. Its 57 original works have earned 24 Jessie Richardson Awards, A Betty Mitchell Award and a Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Storytelling, Social Studies,
Music, Drama and Dance