The Antyssey

Book, Music and Lyrics by Joel Crichton and Richard Lee
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

Touring Elementary Schools
January 26 - February 13, 2015

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“I can only praise Concrete Theatre for their great work! From the booking agent to the cast and crew, it was an absolute delight to work with them… I am already counting down until next year’s performance!”
Lindy Bonn
Children’s Program Coordinator, Yellowhead County

A brand new musical by two of Edmonton’s hottest upcoming talents… Oscar, a young ant, has been brought up with one goal: to dedicate his life to his black ant colony. When he discovers the truth about his parentage… that he is actually a yellow ant, questions about his identity send him away from his beloved colony on a journey of self-discovery… An Antyssey! Joined unexpectedly by Andrea, his feisty and combative classmate who is fighting the expectation that she must become a Queen, the two find themselves in parts of the forest they have only heard about… and face to face with other insects they never knew existed, including the mysterious and wise Tiresias Caterpillar. A song-filled look at identity and expectation that celebrates the uniqueness of every individual… revealing lots of amazing facts about ants along the way!

Curriculum Ties: Wellness: impact of personal behaviour, effects of sharing positive feelings, relationship between feelings and behaviours, effective listening, recognize that presenting feelings may mask underlying feelings, communication skills, enhance friendships, respect for differences. Language Arts: respond to new ideas, make connections, repetition, rhyme and rhythm, story structure, integration of other art forms to enhance meaning. Social Studies: understanding how identity is shaped, respecting differences and fostering inclusiveness. Music/Drama: appreciation of the integration of art forms to tell a story.

Base Price: $850
To book a show contact Concrete Theatre at 780-439-3905 or

50 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q & A

Nadien Chu
Oscar Derkx
Jesse Gervais
Stage Managed by Sang Sang Lee
Production Design by Patrick Beagan
Musical Direction by Joel Crichton
Touring Sound by Perry Harris
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

School Matinee Performances:
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10 am and 1 pm
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 1 pm
This year we are offering a second option to bring your students to see the show at the Westbury Theatre.

Public Performances:
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7 pm Opening
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 am and 2 pm

School Groups: $7
Adults: $19
Seniors/Students: $16
Children 12 & under: $13
GST and handling charges not included

At the Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330 84 Avenue
Tickets available from the Fringe Theatre Adventures Box Office 780.409.1910
or through their website:






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