The Twilight Parade is a grassroots, large-scale community-engaged project, both inspired by and starring puppets handmade by residents of Wakefield, Quebec and area and brought to life on the Centre Wakefield La Pêche stage by nine actors performing live voice-overs of the 45 characters in the film.
This feature-length film tells the story of a community theatre company performing their play, “The Twilight Parade.” The community play tells the story of a group of villagers who, while debating the future of their community water well, begin to understand the larger forces at play that erode the threads that hold communities together. Their hard-earned insights are witnessed by Darmagon, an other-worldly being who has run away from his society in the clouds in search of answers to his own questions on ownership, purpose and belonging.
Over 100 community members lent their talents to the production: making puppets, designing and building sets and costumes, puppeteering, and performing pre-recorded vocal tracks as a guide for future live performances.
CAST: Sheena Turcotte, Michael McKinnell, Shaista Latif, Jeffrey Ferguson, Tom Werbo, Gary Dimmock, Anouk-Michelle Grégoire, Carolina Bookless and Michael Clarke.
NOTE: We suggest parental guidance with a minimum age around 10 years old (PG-10). The production tackles issues of racism, exclusion, economic and social alienation and shows characters yelling and having difficult conversation.
The Twilight Parade is a new touring model for STO Union that aims to increase accessibility. Touring works in four possible ways:
- Digital and Your Folks: We send you the film with digital touring package and you engage your own community in putting on the production.
- Digital, STO Union crew plus Your Folks: We send you the film, digital touring package and a small STO Union group comes out and helps you put on the show. We can also bring with us an educational and audience engagement program.
- Traditional Tour (All STO Union): We send you the film and our delightful local cast – the whole kit and caboodle.
- Digital Only: There is also the option of sending you the film and promotional material as a stand-alone event. The voices of our community are charming, talented and disarming.
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The Twilight Parade
Wakefield World Premiere January 27 at 4 pm
Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 ch de la Vallée de Wakefield
The tickets for the January 27 sold here:
Ottawa Undercurrents Festival
Where: Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa
FRIDAY, February 9 at 9:00 pm
SATURDAY, February 10 at 1:00 pm – A talkback will follow this performance
FRIDAY, February 16 at 7:00 pm
SATURDAY, February 17 at 9:00 pm
Tickets for the February shows in Ottawa are here: