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Tomorrow’s Child

Synopsis

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Two new parents in the imagined retro-future of 1988 must confront the realities of their newborn son – who has been born into another dimension. Will they accept the divide between parent and child? Or find another solution? Tomorrow’s Child is an unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed.

The quirks of 50s sci-fi are reimagined for an immersive audio-experience created for a blindfolded audience. As the first installment of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series, Tomorrow’s Child explores how being deprived of sight – our primary gateway in the world – primes us for a unique performance experience.

Based on the short story “Tomorrow Child” by Ray Bradbury, originally published as “The Shape of Things” © 1947; renewed 1975 by Ray Bradbury. Performed by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

Performances

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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Feb 14
9pm
Feb 15
7pm
Feb 16
9pm
Feb 17
1pm *
Feb 18
* a talkback will follow this performance

Awards

Best Technical Design – Calgary Critics Awards (2014)
Nominated: Best Creative Concept – Calgary Critics Awards (2014)
Nominated: Outstanding Sound Design or Composition – Betty Mitchell Awards (2015)
Nominated: Outstanding New Play – Betty Mitchell Awards (2015)

Reviews

“Your ears receive the audio equivalent of a five star dinner.” –Calgary Herald

“An intriguing immersive experience combined with compelling storytelling.” –CBC Radio