Grade 7 – College/University
Adapted for the stage and directed by
Pierre Brault, Megan Carty, Attila Clemann, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett, Paul Rainville, Chris Ralph, Doreen Taylor-Claxton, Kristina Watt
$13 + HST | Two acts with intermission
An NAC English Theatre Production
Heart-stirring dramatic comedy
Curriculum connections in Literature, Drama, Music, Social Sciences, Geography, Humanities
Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and his boozy Uncle Frank, heading back to the cabin they haven’t visited since Tommy’s mother died. But Tommy also remembers Bridget, whose eyes are the deep green of the Gatineau Hills. Filled with deserted farms, smoky taverns and midnight rows upriver, Up to Low captures 1950s Ottawa Valley in a way that is both familiar and brand new.
This electrifying dance showcase includes swing, jazz, 1950s bop, ‘Dirty Dancing,’ the waltz, cha-cha, tango, and much more. Incomparable performers, spectacular choreography and the NAC Orchestra: you’ll be dancing in the aisles!
Payment deadline : Friday, April 27, 2018
Ages 6 to 12
Dramaturgs and directors
Bruno Stori and Letizia Quintavalla
Choreographed and performed by
Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni
Childhood is the diamond of our lives
Hooray, the Italians are coming! At long last we get to see this little gem of a dance theatre piece that has been presented everywhere (else) on the planet!
Two dazzling performers move easily between the roles of parents and children as they relate Nina and Tommaso’s wild adventure. The inseparable siblings share a bond that’s stronger than anything: stronger than beatings, stronger than fire, stronger even than distance. Childhood is a treasure, and our zany heroes have created a bubble, a crazy imaginary world. They invite us in, and for the next hour or so, we’re all 10 years old!