The Little Years by John Mighton

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The Little Years, by John Mighton is Emerald Pig's entry into the Fraser Valley Zone drama festival this May. Directed by Sharon Malone, it is a story of gender inequality, unrequited dreams, the struggle to find meaning in the chaos of the world and, ultimately, to discover the value of one's life.

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Synopsis:

The Little Years follows Kate over the course of 45 years from her youth, filled with creative ideas about time and space, but quashed by a rigid system into which she does not fit, into her adult years, empty with disappointment and bitterness. John Mighton’s own experience with the education system has shaped much of his literary and mathematical career. “I’m hoping that the play will also bring some attention to the work we’re doing with kids so that they won’t have the same experience as Kate. Because it’s still happening, kids feeling that they can’t do something or don’t have the potential to succeed. I think that is a great tragedy.” The Little Years is an opportunity to explore our ideas of time and space, the intersection of art and science, our hopes for the future and the unexpected ways we inspire each other.

Read the Globe and Mail article (2012) The Little Years: A Sad Meditation on the Deceptive Nature of Time

The Globe and Mail ( 2012) A Meditation on Lost Potential


About the playwright: John Mighton

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Author's Agent: Great North Artists Management, 350 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1V9

The Little Years premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, November 1995 as part of the Why Theatre Conference. This version was commissioned by The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where it received its World Premiere in 2011. Des McAnuff, Artistic Director; Antoni Cimolino, General Director.

 

Event BriteTickets available on Eventbrite or at the door:


May 4 - 6: PREVIEW NIGHTS at North Fraser Event Centre,

9975 272 Street, Maple Ridge


May 11: PITA Math Conference at the Westin Resort and Spa, 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler


May 12: St. Andrew's United Church,

1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver

 


May 18 - 20: Open Door Theatre,

11391 Dartford St, Maple Ridge


 

 


 

Introducing the Cast of the Little Years

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Introducing the Cast of The Little Years:

Rina Varley............................................. Kate

Beth Scott.............................................. Young Kate/Tanya

Lynne Karey-McKenna.............................. Alice

Mary-Ellen Shimell................................... Grace

Michael Stusiak........................................ Roger

John Nolan.............................................. Mr. Castle/Mr. York

Michelle Karey-Mckenna............................ Mary

Brando Kotarski........................................ Norman

 

 

 

 

The Little Years: Kate

Meet Rina Varley as Kate:

Rina Varley Kate's collage
   

 

The Little Years: Preview Nights

4 May 2017 08:00
6 May 2017 10:00

The Little Years by John Mighton, directed by Sharon Malone

Click here for tickets for May 4 - 6 at the North Fraser Event Centre, 9975 272nd St. Maple Ridge:

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The Little Years: PITA Math Conference, Whistler

11 May 2017 08:30
11 May 2017 10:30

The Little Years by John Mighton, directed by Sharon Malone

May 11 at The Westin Resort and Spa, 11391 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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The Little Years at the Open Door

18 May 2017 08:00
20 May 2017 10:00

The Little Years by John Mighton, directed by Sharon Malone

May 18 - 20 at The Open Door Theatre, 11391 Dartford St. Maple Ridge, BC

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