From Ruthven to Passchendaele
In honour of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Studio Babette tells the true story of the sacrifice made by the Thompson family of Cayuga.
Puppeteers recreate the green fields of Ruthven Park and the grey fields of Passchendaele with shadow play, multimedia and a large cast of 14 table-top puppets. The puppets wear detailed historical costumes from 1904 - 1917, and music is native to the time.
This production also honours the contribution made by the Native population in the 114 Battalion Infantry of Cayuga, nicknamed “Brock’s Rangers”.
This original play was made possible through the generous support received from Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund.
From Ruthven to Passchendaele is designed to enhance the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 8 History, Grade 9-10 History, Grade 10 Civics, as well as Drama programs at all grade levels.
link to review in VIEW Magazine Nov. 2013