The Arden Theatre is serving up family-friendly entertainment this October with Axis Theatre’s Production of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish. This beautiful Indigenous fable will play out on stage through a combination of traditional Coast Salish and Sto:lo music, masks, and imagery that will delight theatre-goers of all ages!
Discover the Kwantlen First Nation Tale of the basket ogress. Th’owxiya (pronounced Tho-wox-eeya) is an hungry old spirit inhabiting a feast dish bursting with delicious foods. The story follows a hungry young mouse (kw’at’el) who is caught stealing a piece of cheese from this bountiful feast and must set out on a journey to appease the ogress. In his quest to find two children to sacrifice to Th’owxiya, mouse finds knowledge and forgiveness with the help of trees (theqat), bears (spa:th), raven (sqeweqs), and a Sasquatch (Sasq’ets). Can they work together to trick the hungry spirit to save mouse and their family?
The tale is akin to a Grimm fairy tale, with dark notes that are kept light and child-friendly through the colorful props, costumes, and endearing animal characters.
Tickets are on sale now through The Arden Theatre website. Adults are $20, and Children/Seniors are $18 each.
To discover more great family-friendly performances in The Arden Theatre 2022/2023 Season line-up, be sure to check out our post here.
Axis Theatre’s Production of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish:
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: Doors 2:00 pm | Show 2:30 pm
Where: The Arden Theatre (St. Albert Place)
Address: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert