Alligator Pie brings the celebrated children’s poems of “Canada’s Father Goose” and Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, Dennis Lee, to vibrant theatrical life.
Soulpepper’s creation ensemble of Ins Choi, Raquel Duffy, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest and Mike Ross, fill the stage with music, invention and Lee’s classic poetry.
Alligator Pie, and other familiar poems including Mulligan Stew, Bubblegum Delicious and Tricking, are told through movement and song with original music composed by the creation ensemble.
“Watching this gifted crew dig into Alligator Pie is a treat. And sometimes, a revelation. They’re finding things I’d forgotten in the poems and things I didn’t even know were there. I can’t wait to see what they make of the whole shebang,” says Dennis Lee.
Alligator Pie runs from October 26 to November 25 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Opening night is November 6.
Soulpepper Theatre Company is located at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, in the Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON. Tickets for Alligator Pie will be available as of September 4: Single tickets will be $23 (plus service charge); A Family Four Pack will be $94 inclusive).
Tickets are available by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666 or by visiting soulpepper.ca.
Soulpepper Theatre Company is an artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company with a three-tiered mandate: to present the world’s greatest stories in vital Canadian interpretations; to train a new generation of theatre artists; and to inspire and enrich youth through mentorship and access programs.