Get a photo with the stars after the show!
Bring your group to see our summer KidzPlay (ask our groups coordinator about our special groups rate!) and meet the cast after the show in the front courtyard.
Pet the Fish and Other Impossible Tales is a hero’s tale for kids, an imaginative, exciting fantasy adventure for children coming to life on the Chemainus Theatre Festival stage again this summer.
Last seen on the Chemainus Theatre stage in 2004, it was written by Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Artistic Director Mark DuMez, who says it was inspired by a trip to a gift shop with his young daughter. Fascinated by a brightly coloured stained glass fish, she insisted with the enthusiastic wonder of a small child that she wanted to “pet the fish”! Ruminating on the day’s shopping adventure inspired Mark to write this heartful tale of a child’s gift to her mother; being able to return the dreams her mother lost in the process of becoming a grown-up.
Josephine, the heroine, sets out with her unwilling brother in tow, on a journey that magically transforms their lives. Their impossible tale takes them to a talking oyster, a riddling troll, and out to sea to catch the Big One.
You can now reserve your seats in advance for KidzPlays!
Recommended for ages 4 and up, Pet the Fish runs until August 13th at the Chemainus Theatre Festival.
Tickets are only $12 (including taxes) for all ages. Or buy a family pack—buy 3 get one free! Show days and times: Tuesday 2 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11 am.
Book online or call the box office now to book your tickets! 1-800-565-7738
Contact our Group Bookings Coordinator, Karen Sharonowski:
Ph: 250.246.4161 or 1.877.247.4161