Pull up a chair and devour an evening of singing and dancing as Moveable Feast takes to the David Spinks Theatre stage. Playing Nov. 22 – 26 at 8 pm nightly, with matinees Nov. 24 at 11 am, and Nov. 26 at 2 pm, Moveable Feast cooks up a smorgasbord of theatrical fun, fit for the whole family.
“Moveable Feast is a theatre and dance production themed around food and viewed through a child’s eyes,” says Lisa Doolittle, director. “As the show opens, the child is not aware of anything beyond her bowl of cereal. As she moves along food chains from local to global, farm to fork, and boardroom to banquet in a series of beautiful, funny and scary scenes, she discovers there’s a lot more to food and eating than thought at first bite.”
With larger than life characters, juggling, singing, and dancing, Moveable Feast is an eye-popping and thought-provoking creation. Using recent food-studies research, interviews with the community and collaborative discussion between U of L professors in various disciplines, Doolittle and the cast created a script that explores food relationships in both local and global contexts.
From the live music, performed by Dr. Deanna Oye and music students, to the outrageous acts, including a jaw-dropping Malaysian Harvest Dance, Moveable Feast is an over-the-top experience for all the senses.
“Local percussionist Cam Girling is composing and performing a soundtrack full of old fashioned sound effects, using a bounty of food items, which recalls the radio Foley artists of the 1930s and ‘40s,” Doolittle says.
“It’s important that the audience feel part of our party,” she adds. “To better connect audiences to our stories, the staging has been designed to make them feel like guests at a huge banquet table.” Doolittle adds the set, designed by drama major, Kathryn Smith, and costumes by Roger Schultz, drama faculty and U of L alumni (BFA ’89), contribute to an intimate, interactive and exciting theatrical production audiences will remember.
With food as the focus, Moveable Feast is providing audience members the opportunity to make a personal contribution to local food banks before and after each performance. Audiences are asked to consider making a cash donation or to bring a non-perishable food item to support one of the many food banks in the community (Lethbridge Food Bank, Interfaith Food Bank and ULSU Food Bank).
Tickets to Moveable Feast are $15 regular, $10 for seniors/students, available at the University Box Office, Monday – Friday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, or by calling (403) 329-2616.