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Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish

Chelsea Rose. Photo by Jayda Paige Photography

Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish

Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time:
February 15, 2020
3:00 PM

Box Office

Arts Kids and Family


$15 (4-pack for $45)

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Presented with Surrey International Children's Festival

Axis Theatre

2020-02-15 00:00:00 2020-02-15 00:00:00 America/Vancouver Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish Tricking an ancient spirit is sometimes the best way forward. Indigenous storytellers spin tales. Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave Box Office

By Joseph A. Dandurand
An Axis Theatre production

When you take something from the earth, you must give something back.

Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. When Kw’atel, a hungry mouse, steals from the dish she angers Th’owxiya and must find a way to appease her. With the help of the Sqeweqs (Raven), two Spa:th (bears), and Sasq’ets (sasquatch), Kw’atel finds gifts to appease the goddess and the journey becomes one of knowledge, understanding, and forgiveness. Sometimes tricking an ancient spirit is the best step forward!

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“What makes Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish truly unforgettable is its engaging story steeped in tradition."—Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents

We’re excited to bring this playwright from the local Kwantlen First Nations to share some stories with you and your children.—Christina Campbell, City of Surrey Performing Arts Programmer

Running Time: 50 minutes, no intermission

All ages

Show Extras

There will be a short Q&A following the show.