TOMORROW’S CHILD

Ghost River Theatre

Available for Ray Bradbury’s centenary in 2020

TOMORROW’S CHILD

Adapted from the Ray Bradbury story, Tomorrow's Child by Matthew Waddell, Eric Rose and David van Belle

Direction and Sound Design: Eric Rose and Matthew Waddell

This award-winning adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi short story Tomorrow’s Child is a one-of-kind, audio only theatre experience. Audience members are blindfolded and individually guided into the performance space to a swivel seat. This is no radio play though – the quirks of 50s sci-fi are reimagined for a highly immersive sonic environment, created with the latest technology. Bradbury's classic story presents two new parents in an imagined future confronting 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 a sonic journey that must be heard to be believed. Available for Ray Bradbury’s centenary in 2020.

65 minutes including introductions and seating, no intermission | Touring company: 2 people | Intimate audience size

Rider available upon request | Inquire about availability

REVIEWS

…an intriguing, immersive experience combined with compelling storytelling.” Jessica Goldman, CBC Radio

“…your ears receive the audio equivalent of a five star dinner.” Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald

TOUR HISTORY

High Performance Rodeo (Calgary), Beakerhead (Calgary), SummerWorks (Toronto), Undercurrents Festival (Ottawa), Theatre Projects Manitoba (Winnipeg), The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby), The Belfry’s SPARK Festival (Victoria).

Part of the Six Senses Performance Series

Tomorrow’s Child is part of Ghost River Theatre’s intimate Six Senses Performance Series: a rigorous exploration of what happens to the boundaries of narrative when we focus on stimulating the audience’s senses. Each production from the series challenged the artists in their devised practice to break down their ‘total artwork’ approach to creation into component parts. At the forefront of the work is the question of liveness: how the artists unearth and reveal the world differently for audiences based on the immediacy and interactivity of the performance experience .

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CREDITS

Adapted from the Ray Bradbury story, Tomorrow's Child, by Matthew Waddell, Eric Rose and David van Belle

Direction and Sound Design: Eric Rose and Matthew Waddell

Original Music: Jesse Osborne-Lantheir and Sarah Albu

Sculpture Design: Emily Promise Allison

Featuring: Tyrell Crews, Anna Cummer, and David van Belle

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.