Raven Stole The Sun
Red Sky takes a trickster out for a spin! This compelling dance theatre piece is for all family members of all ages. As anyone who has walked the streets of any town knows, Raven is a fabulous creature of impulse and invention. In order to satisfy his overwhelming sense of curiosity, Raven hatches a brilliant scheme for stealing the stars, the moon, and the sun, and ends up bringing light to the people of the world.
Play by Drew Hayden Taylor
Based on a traditional Tlingit story as recounted by Sháa Tláa Maria Williams
Directed by Sandra Laronde
Music by Donald Quan
Raven Stole the Sun has been performed at numerous venues including: Toronto's Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg, J.F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., San Diego State University in California, Ottawa's National Arts Centre, High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, Confederation Centre in Prince Edward Island, Osprey Theatre in Nova Scotia, Grand Theatre in Sault Ste Marie, Cobalt Classic Theatre, Capitol Theatre in North Bay, Krannert Performing Arts Center in Illinois, USA, Arts and Culture Centres in Newfoundland and Labrador, Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut, Smithsonian Institute in New York City, Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Imperial Theatre in New Brunswick, Saskatchewan Children's Festival in Saskatoon, Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby, Sanderson Centre in Brantford, North Star Community Elementary in Atikokan, Temagami Municipal Centre in Temagami, Canmore International Children's Festival in Alberta, Mount Elizabeth Theatre in Kitimat, B.C., The Dreaming Festival in Australia, and in many other communities throughout Canada and the United States.
“Raven soars, delights...in a fast-paced show, we go through a whole series of emotions and narrative twists and come out the other end with a nice complete experience intact.”
- Toronto Star
“The fun, and the beauty, of this high-spirited performance...what sets the whole show apart is, in a word, joy.”
- Edmonton Journal
"You can't do better than the Red Sky Performance production of Raven Stole The Sun. The production is exemplary and magical."
- NOW Magazine
"Raven interpretation soars, delights...as an actress, she has a wonderfully real and soothing presence; as a stager, Laronde knows how to be inventive without getting overly glitzy. The young audience paid strict attention as dance, lighting, words, music and costumes all came together in a carefully orchestrated mix."
"Red Sky steals the show...lovely open-hearted approach under Laronde's direction. The players not only invite us into the tale but encourage us to become part of it as well."
”What a wonderful experience for our students! The show was masterful. The content was great and the actors were able to hold all 300 of us captive.”
-Jill Kates, Teacher, Driftwood Public School
"Our heartfelt thanks for bringing this amazing performance to our school. You had the entire audience spell-bound! The kids and the teachers were all still raving about this today. It was brilliant! Thanks so much, thanks a million! Thanks until the end of time!"
- Teacher Carla Pauls, Exshaw staff and students, Canadian Rockies Public Schools
“I loved having Red Sky come here. I wish it never ended!”
-Hailey, 8 years old, Buckingham Elementary School
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