Jack-Five-Oh

By Andy Jones and Philip Dinn

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TNL’s  Sara…H McDonald Youth Theatre will be performing “Jack-Five-Oh by Andy Jones and Philip Dinn at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre April 27th to 30th.

Directed by TNL Artistic Associate Adam Brake and featuring youth theatre students, Jack-Five-Oh is a collection of two “Jack” folk tales, collected and adapted by Andy Jones & Philip Dinn in 2000.

Come join us at the Hundred Tongues Hotel, where your room and board is free, as long as you have a story to tell.

Both stories in Jack-Five-Oh  were collected from the Northern Peninsula. The first story, “Jack and the Three Giants” sees jack outsmart three terrible giants to save Princess Vivacea and her stunned ole cat.

In the second story, “Little Jack The Fisherman”, we see how little Jack wins the heart of Princess Prettyfish by catching the three nicest fish in the bay (with a little help from some magic).

“These “Jack Tales” are stories from rural communities that were in danger of disappearing since they were only passed on through the oral tradition,” says Brake. “Folklorists, historians and artists seeing the need to preserve these stories set out to record as many as possible during the late 50’s and early 60’s. 

TNL youth looks forward to carrying on the storytelling tradition at the Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook on Apr 27th-30th!

 Two school matinees will be held on April 27 (10 am) and April 28 (1 pm) with general performances on stage 8 pm on April 28 & 29 and 2 pm on April 30.

 Teachers interested in bringing students to one of the two matinees can call TNL for more information at 639-7238 or book tickets by calling the Arts & Culture Centre at 637-2581.

 Tickets for general audience performances can be booked online at www.artsandculturecentre.com or by calling 637-2580.