The Papa Penguin Play

Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP) presents the premiere of Vancouver playwright Dave Deveau’s The Papa Penguin Play May 15 to June 2, 2024 at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre – and you can enter to win tickets!

The Papa Penguin Play
Carousel Theatre for Young People Presents The Papa Penguin Play

Inspired by the true story of two male penguins who were gifted an egg at New York’s Central Park Zoo – as well as Deveau’s own parenting experience – the playful and imaginative work follows a pair of penguin fathers and their zoo keeper friend as they navigate the delightful chaos of throwing a first birthday party.

The Papa Penguin Play

Presented by CTYP, Vancouver International Children’s Festival, and Zee Zee Theatre, the visually-spectacular show pulls out all the stops to celebrate with puppetry, drag performances, and music for a joyful hour of theatre for young audiences.

In The Papa Penguin Play, penguins Peaches and Izzy are the Zoo’s main attraction: two male penguins who put on daily shows to visitors’ delight. Their dream to have a family of their own comes true, thanks to help from their friendly Zoo Keeper, when they are gifted an egg, which through their diligent care yields their baby chick, Hedgie. The play welcomes children ages 3-8 and their families to put on their party hats and step inside the colourful and family-affirming celebration that is Hedgie’s first birthday.

Directed by Deveau’s husband, co-parent, and Artistic and Executive Director of Zee Zee Theatre, Cameron Mackenzie, the play stars Jeffrey Follis, Kosta Lemermeyer, Rae Takei, and Katie Voravong. The creative team also includes: Set Designer Kimira Reddy; Sound Designer MJ Coomber; Lighting Designer Victoria Bell; Props Designer Monica Emme; Puppet Designer & Director Stephanie Elgersma; and Movement Coach Nicole Rose Bond.

The Papa Penguin Play will feature special events throughout its run including a mandatory masked performance on May 18 and a VocalEye described performance on May 25.

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