July 28 – Aug 16, 2020
SUM has been producing innovative summer theatre experiences for the entire family since 2013. We do our best to reflect the state of the world as we see it, as our children might see it. When we started putting together this year’s show, the world was pretty much upside down. Day by day, we have watched our city opening back up safely and thoughtfully. We’re happy to have come up with a “show” that responds in a fun and accessible way, and that keeps everyone’s safety at the top of the list!
Because it is not safe for you to come out and see us in the park this year, we’ve decided to bring the show to you! We will be in each neighbourhood for approximately 45 minutes travelling by foot on the street. We’re inviting you and your families to venture out into your very own neighbourhood. Along the way, you just might run into our talented troupe of diverse performers! There’ll be music, large puppets, wonderful creatures, and all the same fun you’ve come to expect from a SUM experience! We apologize that we cannot give you more specific information. As part of our adherence to the public health guidelines, we cannot encourage gathering.
What IS a travelling theatre experience?
Our show this year is made up of a zillion wonderful moments looping in succession; telling a story of healing and helping, of friendship and love. From where you sit, you might get to see the whole “show”, or you may just catch a glimpse. Either way, we promise to make it magical! We are grateful to be welcomed into your communities once again, and can’t wait to spread some whimsy and creative energy along the way, even if it has to look a little different this year!
HERE’S WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We trust that our audiences know and understand how to take care of themselves. This year we ask you to really focus on taking care of each other. If you do run into us in your neighbourhood, please find a safe spot to enjoy our little show as it rolls by. We need to maintain a safe distance (2 metres or more) between our audience and our performers. To enjoy the show safely and responsibly, you will need to keep a safe distance (2 metres or more) from any other audience members you meet while out and about. We’ve got marshals to help out if anyone gets too close. We’re inviting all audience members, who feel comfortable doing so, to put on their face masks as we approach.