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Stages and Pages: Pomme and Restes: Shipwrecked!

21/11/2014

Get ready for a clown-filled mash-up of Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green Gables, The Tempest, and Peter and Wendy.  A Company of Fools are back at the Great Canadian Theatre Company with what is bound to be a hilarious, literary romp for all ages.  The cruise ship that Pomme and Restes work for runs aground and the clowns find themselves stranded on an island inhabited by literary characters.  It is the world premiere of this holiday treat that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for a chance to win tickets!

 

For more laughs this season check out these suggested books and films at your local OPL branch:

GCTC 2014-15: Pomme and Restes: Shipwrecked! by OttawaGoodReads

As part of the Ottawa Public Library's "Stages and Pages" partnership with the Great Canadian Theatre Company, we have compiled this list to accompany the production of Pomme and Restes: Shipwrecked! which will be playing at the GCTC November 25 - December 14, 2014

  • Image: Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    By Stevenson, Robert Louis
    The classic story of an innkeeper’s son who finds a map that leads to pirate treasure and adventure.
  • Image: Robinson Crusoe
    The lone survivor of a shipwreck is stranded on a isolated island for almost 30 years and overcomes many obstacles to survive and thrive.
  • Image: Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    By Montgomery, L. M.
    Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew plan to adopt a boy who can help them run the farm, but they are surprised by imaginative Anne Shirley instead.
  • Image: The Tempest

    The Tempest

    By Shakespeare, William
    This play of love and revenge tells the story of Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda. The two are stranded on an island by Antonio (Prosper’s usurping brother) until Prospero uses his magic to conjure up a tempest that causes Antonio and his son, Ferdinand, as well as the King Alonso of Naples to be shipwrecked on the island as well.
  • Image: Peter Pan and Wendy
    Wendy and her brothers meet Peter Pan – a boy who never grows up – and follow him to Neverland for adventures with his friends and foes.
  • Image: Jane Bites Back

    Jane Bites Back

    A Novel
    By Ford, Michael Thomas
    Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is running a book store in upstate New York, struggling to keep her true identity a secret, and still trying (after 116 attempts) to get her most recent novel published.
  • This humorous play retells the story of Hamlet from the perspective of two of its minor characters.
  • Image: Not Quite the Classics
    Colin Mochrie retells the classics with the help of a well-known improv game. He takes the first and last lines of classic stories and makes up everything in the middle.
  • Image: Boon Island

    Boon Island

    A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism
    By Vietze, Andrew
    Andrew Vietze tells the story of the wreck of the Nottingham Galley in the early 18th century.
  • Image: The Oxford Book of Parodies
    The first section of this anthology explores the art of the parody – including works by famous writers of the genre. The second part is a collection of parodies of well-known works by authors from Chaucer to J.K. Rowling.