Cannonball!

A Festival of Youth Theatre


April 27 – May 7, 2017
West Village Theatre

It’s back!  Our second annual festival of all-youth theatre is taking over West Village Theatre in the spring, and you can be a part of it!  The Cannonball Festival welcomes plays written, directed, designed, and performed by kids.  Sign up today to audition!

The Plays:

THE CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER
written and directed by Sophi Murias and Connor Welsh
Betrayal. Romance. Gambling. Allusions to classic literature. Fancy computers. Poker chips. Shoulder chips. Potato chips. Wordplay. Professional differences. Romantic tension. It all comes
together in the heist of a lifetime. Five diverse individuals must work together to bridge their differences in kinda stressful circumstances. Will they succeed? Or will they screw up and go home? No one knows
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TECH WEEK
written and directed by Mya Welsh

During tech week of any play, friendships are tested, curses are activated, love hecadecanonagones are revealed, and memories are made. In this play, Amber, Christy and Brian will bring you through all the emotional ups and downs of their tech week. After the newbie to theatre says the cursed “M” word during a rehearsal,some peculiar things start to happen: impromptu fires, chairs randomly falling apart, and strange behaviour  from kids who might have had a little too much Red Bull. Will the show go on, or will the chaos distract them from getting ready for the play? Opening night is only a week away! Find out in Tech Week!

THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY
written and directed by Parker Feenstra

Four kids are enduring purgatory together when strange events change the perception that they had of their place of suffering. With two teenage murderers and two drivebyvictims, this chilling tale explores a strange place and even stranger happenings through a haze of unexplained events.

WHAT I STAND FOR IS WHAT I STAND ON
written by Samantha Cote, directed by Paige Prystupa
The natural world runs on balance and harmony. But when that balance is disrupted it can be difficult to find our way back. We are living on this planet like we have another one to go to, and it’s something we can’t afford any longer. Follow our cast of nature’s colourful characters as we learn to stand up for our planet.