PEG AND THE YETI
AN ADVENTURE TALE FOR THE KIDS!
By Monica Dufault
Adapted from the children’s book by Kenneth Oppel
- Peg, a brave young girl, embarks on a great adventure to climb Mount Everest. Along the way, Peg encounters water buffaloes, avalanches and even a mysterious Yeti. She and her parents ask the audience to help – can they use their imaginations to overcome each obstacle on her exciting expedition? Kenneth Oppel’s best-selling book is brought to life in this wonderfully magical and exciting tale, written specifically for children in JK to Grade 4.
Performed by the Playhouse’s Young Company, PEG AND THE YETI tours to schools, libraries, summer camps and community centres from April to July 2013. Please contact the Playhouse at 613-382-7086 if you’d like to book a performance for your group.
Check the schedule tab for a listing of free public performances!
“PEG AND THE YETI is a triumph of imagination… The whole play was magical.”
– London Community News
“Leaves young minds (as well as their young-at-heart minders) wide-eyed with happiness, joy and amazement!”
– JW Reviews
“Thank you for the performance- the children (and adults) loved it!
-Nancy – Rideau Heights Public School
“My kindergarten class so loved your performance at our school they talked about it for weeks and drew yetis in their journals for days!”
-Tina (Kingston, ON)
“Probably one of the best things we’ve had at Drummond Central School!”
-Margaret (Perth, ON)
“All the students were able to enjoy the show which is a true accomplishment…you were able to entertain them all at their different ages and levels!”
The Study Guide is designed to highlight learning expectations, provide information about the content and form of the play, stimulate pre and post-show discussion, and provide activities and worksheets to complement your curriculum.
- Running Time: 50 minutes
April 22 to June 30.
Mom: Lauren Albin
Dad: Alex Oliver
Peg: Jacqueline Peter
Director: Charlotte Gowdy
Stage Manager: Kelly Speagle
Set Designer: Brian Frommer
Costume Designer: Jayne Christopher
Sound Designer: Dylan On
Production Manager: Mark Hunt
Technical Director: Kevin Tanner
Name: Jacqueline Peter (Peg)
Education & Theatre Training: Fanshawe College Theatre Arts, London, ON
Hometown: London, Ontario
Theatre Credits: The Cricket On The Hearth (Fanshawe Pioneer Village); Lost Soul Stroll (The London Fringe); Equus (The Verve Theatre Company); Three Sisters, Escape From Happiness, Cupid’s Exchange, Spring Awakening (Fanshawe)
Name: Kelly Ann Speagle (Stage Manager)
Education & Theatre Training: Queen’s Drama Major
Hometown: Chesterville, Ontario
Theatre Credits: As Stage Manager: Spring Awakening (QMT); Blood Relations (Drama Department Winter Major). As Assistant Stage Manager: Glengarry Glen Ross (Blue Canoe). As Props Manager: A Funny Thing Happened, Next to Normal, Avenue Q (Blue Canoe).
Other: Thank you to family and friends!
Name: Lauren Albin (Mom)
Education & Theatre Training: Queen’s University, Department of Drama
Hometown: Pickering, Ontario
Theatre Credits: Blood Relations (Queen’s Drama Winter Major); Counter-Service/Lives of the Great Waitresses (Queen’s Drama Fall Major); Classic Horror Movie Mistakes, Jimmy the Anti-Christ (Vogt Studio Series); Much Ado About Nothing (Vagabond Studios). As Lighting Operator: Vogt “C” (Vogt Studio Series), Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street (QMT).
Name: Alex Oliver (Dad)
Education & Theatre Training: Queen’s University, Drama Major
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Theatre Credits: Little Shop of Horrors (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (The Library Chronicles); Closer (Queen’s Vagabond Theatre); Glengarry Glen Ross (Blue Canoe Productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queen’s Drama); Twelfth Night (Queen’s Drama).
Other: Enjoy the show!
CHARLOTTE GOWDY (Director)
For the Playhouse: As Director: Peg and the Yeti. Elsewhere: As Director: The Comedy of Errors, Escape From Happiness, Better Living (Fanshawe College Theatre); Dumbo Squid (Summerworks, Birdtown & Swanville); Why Do You Smoke So Much Lily (Nightwood, 4×4 Fest); As Assistant Director: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Touchmark Theatre); 5B (Hysteria Fest); Imprints (Theatre Gargantua). As Actor: Three seasons at Shaw Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Grand Theatre, Blyth Festival, St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Odyssey, Theatre NorthWest, Resurgence (touring production), Theatre Lac Brome, Nightwood, Canadian Stage (Dream in High Park). Other: Graduate National Theatre School (acting); Ecole Philippe Gaulier (France).
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