by Lorraine Payette, collected July 1, 2013
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Peg is a highly imaginative young lady who lives on a fishing boat with her parents. She is determined to climb Mount Everest and, with the help of Mother and Father, as well as all of the members of the audience, she experiences all kinds of adventures along the way – water buffalo, avalanches, a yeti, a hot air balloon – wait a minute, a yeti?
The Young Company is a small travelling group of players belonging to the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Comprised of students and recent graduates of dramatic arts programmes, it provides an opportunity to apprentice with professional theatre, giving an in-depth chance to work in all aspects of the theatre while going from community to community entertaining children in schools, parks, and other venues. Peg and the Yeti is a play adapted by Monica Dufault from the book by Kenneth Oppel, aimed at students in the JK – Grade 4 age bracket. The book explores the possibilities of play when you let your imagination be your guide.
The play is well done, and gives lots of opportunities for young minds to expand as they imagine themselves going right along with Peg on her adventures. As with all productions by the Young Company, it is light and full of fun, and is highly recommended for all.
To learn more, please go to http://www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/peg-and-the-yeti/