Axis Theatre’s Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish
Children’s Showcase is pleased to present Axis Theatre’s production of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish by Joseph A. Dandurand on Sunday February 9th at 2 pm at the Cleland Theatre. Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Her dish holds beautiful foods from around the world but be careful, stealing from her is dangerous business! When Th’owxiya catches a hungry mouse, Kw'atel, stealing a piece of cheese she demands two child spirits be brought for her to eat or else she will eat Kw'atel's whole family. Desperate to save her family, Kw'atel sets forth on an intense journey gaining knowledge, understanding and forgiveness along the way.
"This is a truly incredible performance brought to us by one of Canada’s top theatre companies, Axis Theatre," says Melanie Walden, Children’s Showcase organizer. "We are so fortunate to have an opportunity to see this beautiful and engaging indigenous story from Kwantlen heritage. It’s really a wonderful learning and sharing opportunity for all!"
Tickets for Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish are $12 and are available in advance at Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Arts Council office, Penticton Art Gallery, Prague Café, Oliver Veterinary Hospital, The Beanery (Summerland) or online at Eventbrite. Tickets also available at the door. For more information go to Children's Showcase.