Old Man and the River

By Theatre Direct

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 reveals a world where rivers sing, trees laugh, and curious dragonflies come to visit. With its themes of friendship, communication, play, adjusting to change, Old Man and the River is perfect for the youngest theatregoer.

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 G. Young, Alexandra Montagnese, Ingrid Hansen, and Mike Petersen

Touring History:

  • Burlington Performing Arts Centre– March 2016
  • Axis Theatre, Vancouver– March 2016
  • Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta–March 2016
  • Vertigo Theatre Y-Stage, Calgary– March 2016
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catherine’s–November 2017
  • Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon | December 2017