2nd chance to Let's attend Fractured Fables: The Prison Puppet Project.


Hello Everyone

This will be a non-organizer hosted event. Denise has asked  if would post this again since she can't attend the Nov 2nd show but is going on Nov 9th instead and wanted to know if anyone wants to join her next week.

If you have any questions please post the question and either Denise or I will get back to you.

About the show:

 For many years, WHos by William Head on Stage  has been putting on plays held inside William Head prison. “Yes I said inside the Prison” This year performance is Fractured Fables: The Prison Puppet Project.

Many people have heard about  WHoS but are nervous about going by themselves  because it is inside a prison, so I am giving you the chance to go as a group and hopefully have a new enjoyable experience.

If you have never attended a play put on by WHoS they are great. I have seen professional shows not as good as these are. The inmates poor there heart and soul into the shows.  After the show, the inmates are willing to talk to you about their experience. 

About WHos

 Seven weeks ago, 27 prisoners embarked upon an impossible task: to build a giant show from scratch, using the art of puppetry to tell all their own stories.  There is no instruction manual.

The result is an hour of pure madness–an intense collage of stories where animals and humans reveal themselves through humour, darkness, and love.

This year William Head on Stage (or WHoS) has joined forces with Ingrid Hansen & Anne Cirillo from SNAFU, Peter Balkwill from Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop, island musician Katrina Kadoski (Cougar Annie Tales), designers Carole Klemm and Poe Limkul to create, design, build and perform thirteen original stories for you, the general public. .

Co-director Ingrid Hansen states that “The stakes have never been higher for these men–they have lived in institutions, some for most of their lives, and now they are asked to open their hearts and to show themselves vulnerable in front of an outside audience.  Everyone meets the challenge full on, buzzing with fear and adrenaline, haunted by past mistakes and ready for new beginnings.  We laugh a lot–we have to, the whole project is so impossible and the potential for growth is unending.  The most amazing thing for me is to watch inmates who are ‘old hats’ at the theatre company counsel the newbies, and talk them down from the ledge when the stage fright sets in.  Together, we can tackle the impossible.”

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://ticketrocket.org/whos-fractured-fables/

Also check out this article about the play - http://www.martlet.ca/culture/prison-puppetry-pioneering/

General information:

You are responsible for buying your on tickets

Tickets are $18 plus $2 service charge (must be purchased in advance they will sell out fast)

Buy Tickets In-person at MyChosen Café (4492 Happy Valley Rd, Metchosin)

- OR -

Buy Tickets In-Person at Ticket Rocket (inside Intrepid Theatre Office at #2 – 1609 Blanshard St. at Fisgard, Victoria) – open Tuesday – Thursday, 10am-2pm

Buy Tickets by Phoning[masked]

Buy Tickets Online at www.ticketrocket.org

Let meet in the prison lot at 6:30 for we can try to get seats together. (I will park near the water side of the parking lot)

Dress casual. Sometime the Gym/theater can be a bit on the cold side

Audience Reminders:

•  WHoS is located inside a Federal Institution.  Must be 19+ to enter.


•  You may be electronically scanned and checked by drug sniffing dogs.

•  Personal belongings (purses, wallets, cell phones, money, etc.) are forbidden and must be left in your car.

•  No smoking materials are permitted.

Denise is planning to have dinner at My Chosen café at 5pm if you would like to join her please let her know.

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  • Denise K.

    Thank you Gordon! We are both really looking forward to the show! And really enjoying one of the many beautiful dahlias you gave out! Definitely going to grow these next summer. Enjoy the long weekend!!

    November 9, 2013

  • Gordon F.

    Hey Denise Enjoy the show tonight, I'm looking fwd to hearing what you and Claire think of it.

    November 9, 2013

  • Denise K.

    Sorry you can't make it Katrina. Sounds like the tickets sold out pretty fast. See you at another meetup!

    November 9, 2013

  • Karina

    I was late and I couldn't get a ticket yesterday :(. Hope you guys have fun. Let us know how it goes xxxx

    November 8, 2013

  • Gordon F.

    hi everyone I just checked and all tickets for this weekend is now SOLD OUT. So you will now have to wait until next year to attend WHos.

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I can't make it this weekend. The opportunity to go camping came up, and that is my very first love. I would still love to go. Is anyone else unable to make Saturday, and maybe would like to go Friday? (I hope that is OK to ask.)

    November 4, 2013

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