Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish
Suitable for ages 5–12 & family audiences
By Joseph A. Dandurand
Performances in the Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre at the UBC Botanical Gardens. June 20 to June 23 - school matinees (Deposit is required to secure tickets) June 24 & 25 and July 1 & 2 - 11AM & 1PM public performances. Reserve through Eventbrite. Attendance is FREE!
"When you take something from the earth, you must give something back."
Six Storytellers from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, spin the tale of Th’owxiya: the Hungry Feast Dish. The mouth of Th'owxiya holds the most wonderful foods from around the world. But if you steal from her, you will pay a terrible price, for Th’owxiya eats children! When a brave young mouse takes a piece of cheese from Th'owxiya, he is caught. To appease the goddess, he must find two young spirits to sacrifice to her before the moon rises or she will eat his whole family! With the help of two young bears, a raven and a sasquatch, the young mouse sets forth on a journey for knowledge and forgiveness. Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish has shades of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale and the First Nations story The Wild Woman of the Woods, told through mask and music.
"A simple voice"
"Joseph A. Dandurand opens his soul to give a simple voice to complex thoughts and emotions."
— Steven Buechler
"An unapologetically magical story. Frightening, mysterious, and wonderfully exciting."
— Taran Kootenhayoo