Prairie Scene

The largest gathering of Manitoba and Saskatchewan artists ever presented outside the Prairies!

April 26 to May 8, 2011

Russell's World

April 30, 2011, 2pm

National Arts Centre - Studio

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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Russell's World [photo: Photo: Hubert Pantel]

Written and Performed by Herbie Barnes
Originally Commissioned and Produced by Manitoba Theatre for Young People
Artistic Director Leslee Silverman
Originally Directed by Jim Warren
Current Production Directed by Jan Skene
Set and Costume Design, Puppet Co-Design Linda Leon
Puppet Co-Design Linda Leon, Shawn Kettner
Sound Design and Composition Cathy Nosaty
Lighting Design Bill Williams
Original Cast Herbie Barnes, Chris Sigurdson, Jan Skene
Cast Herbie Barnes, Marjie Chud, James Durham

Children Ages 6-12 years

It’s after school and Russell’s bedroom suddenly comes alive with pirates and talking books that help him solve his schoolyard problems. Russell and his mom have moved, and he misses his old friends. He conjures up exciting encounters in outer space, and high sea adventures, highlighting the power of imagination and the value of old-fashioned fun. Russell’s choices help him grow and face his fear of rejection by his new friends in this humorous and insightful play for young people.

RUSSELL’S WORLD will also be performed in local schools from April 26 to 28.



A Manitoba Theatre for Young People production.