The Little Years by John Mighton


to all the participants at the 2017 FVZ festival


Congratulations to Emerald Pig's

John Nolan: Best Supporting Actor

for his roles as Mr. Castle/Mr. York in the Little Years



Lynne Karey-McKenna: Honorable Mention

Best Supporting Actress

for her role as Alice in the Little Years


Beth Scott: Adjudicator's Choice Award

Best Youth Actor - Female

for her role as Young Kate/Tanya in the Little Years


New poster


Click here to view The Little Years promotional video



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

John Mighton

 John Mighton

"I'm thrilled and honoured that you are staging The Little Years.

I love your poster and what you wrote about the play, so I'm sure that audiences will appreciate the work your team has done. Please say hi to everyone for me and thank them for all the thought and passion they have put into the production." ~ John

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: PREVIEW / OPENING NIGHT at North Fraser Event Centre,

9975 272 Street, Maple Ridge

Join us for a reception with the cast after the show

May 5 - 6: Preview Nights 2 + 3 at North Fraser Event Centre

9975 272 Street, Maple Ridge

May 18 - 20: Open Door Theatre,

11391 Dartford St, Maple Ridge

Join us for our closing night reception after the show




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