Late Night Radio: A Drive-In Puppet Show
Sunday October 11, 2020  6:15pm - 8:15pm (2 Hours )
Theatre Outdoor Community

Experienced much like a drive-in cinema, Late Night Radio is a socially distant, live theatre performance where audiences listen from their car radios while a spectacle emerges in the landscape before them. Created by theatre artists and puppeteers Ian McFarlane and Laura Stinson, the performance had its world premiere in the Ohio Valley outside Antigonish, Nova Scotia in July. It was further developed in collaboration with Megan Stewart, artistic director of The River Clyde Pageant, for its PEI premiere.

​In the dusk light of a hayfield, a row of cars are parked facing an empty wooden frame, their radios tuned to an FM broadcast. As the radio announcer interviews a radical poet about the end of the world, a cast of characters emerge from the nearby trees. A sunflower opens its eye, a raccoon strikes up the orchestra, and the outside world creeps into our consciousness through sound, image, poetry and song. Dancing in the interplay between dusk and night, hope and grief, Late Night Radio contemplates the consequences of a pandemic, our interrelatedness to the non-human world and our collective stumbling into the unknown.

Each performance of Late Night Radio can accommodate an audience of six vehicles and a small number of out-of-vehicle groups (as per provincial regulations) observing from demarcated, physically-distanced spaces.

In-Vehicle Pass $50CAD + HST
Out of Vehicle admission (group of 2) $30CAD +HST

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