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February 7, 2014

Lutcher Theater presents eco-adventure story for families

ORANGE — The Lutcher Theater presents the adventure story that inspires, entertains and captures the imagination of kids and families alike, “The Great Mountain,” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. All tickets are $10 and are on sale now at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535.

Nominated for a 2012 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance, inspired by a traditional Northern Plains story, Jumping Mouse, and written by Tracey Power, this eco-adventure story, produced by Red Sky, illustrates the transformative power of nature and the importance of courage.

When Nuna starts hearing things she can’t figure out, her Grandmother realizes that she has inherited the ability to hear the spirits of rushing rivers and soaring mountains. This begins a journey across a raging river to a melting glacier where the spirit of the great mountain weeps. Does Nuna have the power to answer the mountain's cry? Can Nuna summon the courage it takes to discover the world with new eyes?

Renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky Performance is Canada’s leading company of world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. This award-winning Toronto-based company was founded by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde in 2000. Red Sky creates, produces and tours original work for adult and family audiences on local, national and international stages. Since its inception, Red Sky has captured and ignited the imagination of close to 360,000 people from eight countries on four continents. Their work highlights the originality, promise and potential of what is possible within Indigenous contemporary performance in Canada and around the world.

Suitable for the entire family, students who experience this production can expect to enrich skills in language arts, natural and physical science, social studies, community values and performing arts.

Participants in Shangri La Botanical Garden’s 2014 Community Trash-Off received complimentary tickets to the show.

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