ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Emperor’s New Threads is a witty adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable created and staged by Axis Theatre’s Melody Anderson and Peter Anderson, featuring Melody’s imaginative masks and magical costumes.
An Emperor, obsessed with the latest fashion, falls prey to two tricksters who boast they can make him some new clothes so fashionable that only those who are truly “cool” will be able to see them. Worried about appearing to be “uncool,” the Emperor and everyone else pretend to see what isn’t there - everyone, that is, except one small child who is not afraid to tell the truth
Duration: 50 minutes
Targeted Audience: 5 and up
ABOUT AXIS THEATRE
Over thirty-one years of thought provoking, award-winning creativity have earned Axis Theatre Company a rightful place on the world stage of modern dramatization. Recognized as one of British Columbia’s cultural institutions, Axis has produced over 50 original works, including the global phenomenon The Number 14, and has captured the hearts and minds of audiences the world over. Visit www.axistheatre.com for more information.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Melody Anderson & Peter Anderson - Playwrights
Melody Anderson is a visual artist, designer, mask-maker and writer whose masks have been featured in numerous productions and are used as teaching tools in acting workshops throughout North America. Peter Anderson is a playwright, clown and actor who has written and performed for theatres across Canada for almost 30 years and is perhaps best known for his lead role in The Overcoat. Two of the co-creators of Axis Theatre’s international hit The Number 14, Peter and Melody’s artistic collaboration began in 1978 when they met while working together for the horse-drawn Caravan Stage Company. They are thrilled to be working as co-authors for the first time on The Emperor’s New Threads.
The Emperor’s New Threads runs February 24, 2 pm at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, located at 1895 Venables Street (at Victoria Drive). For more information, visit www.thecultch.com. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 604-280-3311.
Tickets: adults $13, kids $11, $40 group of four, (plus service charges).