Aidan Sparks works on a few of the marionettes for Runaway Moon Theatre’s  Robin and the Timeless Forest which will be presented in shows throughout the Okanagan

Aidan Sparks works on a few of the marionettes for Runaway Moon Theatre’s Robin and the Timeless Forest which will be presented in shows throughout the Okanagan

Runaway Moon Theatre goes on tour

The Grindrod-based theatre company tours the Okanagan all summer, with a marionette show that is created and performed by youths

This summer, Runaway Moon is bringing another family-friendly marionette show to the Okanagan-Shuswap, with the production of a youth-created and youth-performed marionette play.

Thanks to the BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement Program, Robin and the Timeless Forest will tour around the Okanagan and perhaps beyond between July 25 and Aug. 18.

Young artists Forrest Elliot, Hana Friedman, Leif Saba and Aidan Sparks, with the participation of Rosa Saba, are writing, creating and performing the play.

In a village where time is of the utmost importance, the clock stops and the forest starts to creep in.

This story, filled with surprises and fantastical twists, is sure to capture the imagination of audience members young and old.

Below are the currently booked shows.

Runaway Moon Theatre, Grindrod (preview show): Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 for adults; $5 for ages 12 and under.

Shuswap Theatre, Salmon Arm (premiere): Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets $10.

Powerhouse Theatre, Vernon: July 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12; $6 for 12 and under.

Zion United Church, Armstrong: July 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets $12; 12 and under $6.

The Front Room, Nelson: July 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets $12; $6 for ages 12 and under.

Silverton Memorial Hall: Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets $6; $3 for ages 12 and under.

Caetani House, Vernon: Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $12; 12 and under $6.

Kingfisher Hall, Enderby/Mabel Lake: Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12; 12 and under $6.

Carlin Hall, South Shuswap: Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12; 12 and under $6.

Creekside Theatre, Lake Country: Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; free — call Creekside at 250-766-5669 to reserve.

n Shatford Centre Galleria, Penticton: Aug. 12, workshop at 1 p.m., show at 4 p.m. Call 250-770-7668 to reserve.

n Bumbershoot Theatre, Kelowna: Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12; 12 and under $8. Call 778-478-0142 to reserve.