The Papa Penguin Play

Saturday May 25, 2024 at 4 pm at the Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver | View Map

A lovely story about amazing dads.

Penguins Peaches and Izzy are the Zoo’s main attraction: two male penguins who put on daily shows to visitors’ delight. But when other penguin couples lay eggs and go on to have a chick, these two pine for parenting life. With the help from the Zoo Keeper, dreams do come true. The Papa Penguin Play welcomes audiences of all ages to a penguin chick first birthday party, a celebration like you’ve never seen.  

Recommended for all ages.

Running time is 50 minutes. This performance will be followed by a Touch Tour.


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A Carousel Theatre for Young People and Vancouver International Children’s Festival Co-Production in association with Zee Zee Theatre

Directed by Cameron Mackenzie
Written by Dave Deveau
Featuring Jeffrey Follis, Kosta Lemermeyer, Rae Takei & Katie Voravong
Assistant Directed by Jack Bumbala
Stage Managed by Taylor Mackinnon
Set Design by Kimira Reddy
Sound Design & Composition by Mary Jane Coomber
Lighting Design by Victoria Bell
Props Design by Monica Emme
Puppet Design & Direction by Stephanie Elgersma
Movement Coaching by Nicole Rose Bond
Technical Direction by Ash Shotton