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Produced by

Quality Slippers Productions

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Bekky O’Neil
Director: Bekky O’Neil


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


August 6th, 2011 – August 13th, 2011


On the streets of Vancouver a young girl befriends a prophetic beggar who never tells the same story twice. Her dreams are being haunted by a mysterious Grizzly. Could this curbside encounter reveal the troubling truth that connects these star-cross’d strangers?
A multidisciplinary puppet play exploring the relationship between humans and bears. (


Adriana Disman Girl
David Schaap Vagrant
Anders Yates Bear
Leah Fay Goldstein Bear
Aly Livingston Ensemble
Lauren Spring Ensemble
Andrew Young Shadow Puppeteer
Handel Callender Shadow Puppeteer

Creative Team

Bekky O’Neil Playwright
Bekky O’Neil Director
Keith Del Principe Developed
Keith Del Principe Designer
Keith Del Principe Bear Puppet Designer
Bekky O’Neil Bear Puppet Designer
Andrew Young Shadow Puppet Designer
Melissa Grandovec Shadow Puppet Designer
Aly Livingston Salmon Puppets Designer
Rebecca Vandevelde Prop Designer


Ronley Teper Guitar / Vocals
Caleb Hamilton Trumpet / Accordian
K. Scott Maynard Guitar
Nick Taylor Guitar
Beth Washburn Alto Tuba


Emma Alter Stage Manager
Emily Macnaughton Assistant Stage Manager
Bekky O’Neil Bear Puppet Builder
Keith Del Principe Bear Puppet Builder
Andrew Young Shadow Puppet Builder
Melissa Grandovec Shadow Puppet Builder
Aly Livingston Salmon Puppets Builder