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Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

Forget Me Not

Beloved puppet master, Ronnie Burkett, returns to Luminato with the world premiere of Forget Me Not, a tender and provocative call-to-arms for hope and the enduring power of love.

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June 5 - 23, 2019

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Forget Me Not is not intended for audiences under the age of 16.

 

Welcome to "The New Now", where written words are forbidden and an underground movement of hand-drawn love letters is a powerful act of defiance.  

Those determined on composing or reading a written declaration of love must first make a treacherous journey to a secret and illegal camp to find She, The Keeper of the Lost Hand, and one of the last people to retain the knowledge of reading and writing in cursive.  

While pilgrims brave the harsh conditions to find their way to She, the tale of Zacko Budaydos and His Dancing Bear unfolds in parallel, illustrating the turmoil of “The Before” when all the travelling performer had to rely on was his wit, love and knowledge of the outlawed language of Polari to survive.   

Unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Forget Me Not is a tender, absurd, romantic, and provocative call-to-arms for poetry and the enduring power of love.  

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Forget Me Not is commissioned by Luminato.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada. 
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Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

Forget Me Not

Beloved puppet master, Ronnie Burkett, returns to Luminato with the world premiere of Forget Me Not, a tender and provocative call-to-arms for hope and the enduring power of love.

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Performance: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre
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Performance: Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Saturday, June 8, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Sunday, June 9, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Performance: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Friday, June 14, 2019
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Performance: Saturday, June 15, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre
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Performance: Sunday, June 16, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Performance: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Performance: Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Performance: Friday, June 21, 2019
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Performance: Saturday, June 22, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Performance: Sunday, June 23, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Reviews

“Ronnie Burkett is one of the geniuses of the world... seeing his troupe every few years has just become a necessity of civilized theatergoing.”
– The Village Voice, NYC (On The Daisy Theatre)
“Burkett’s mastery of his craft and the beauty of his handmade puppets makes the comedy funnier, the raunch raunchier and keeps the heartfelt and heart-warming moments, genuinely sweet and moving.”
– Vancouver Sun (On The Daisy Theatre)

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