On Saturday, July 30 at 3 pm, the historic grounds of the Caetani Centre will become the stage for a live outdoor puppet show. Runaway Moon Theatre will perform “The Miraculous (After)Life of Isidro, Patron Saint of Farmers”, a miniature operetta based on a generous farm labourer who lived in Spain during the 11th and 12th centuries. Many miracles were attributed to San Isidro, both during and after his life. Among these miracles were bringing water to dry land and feeding the hungry. These miracles are still necessary today. But is it possible to believe in miracles in this science-driven age?
In the time of Isidro, storytellers performed at marketplaces, a long-lasting institution that has changed very little over many centuries. To pay homage to this history, Runaway Moon Theatre goes to Farmers’ Markets to tell this tale, where they can honour those who grow our food. They also use the tradition of Victorian Paper Theatre, which brought operas and theatrical spectacles into peoples’ homes.
Molly March and Cathy Stubington are the designers of the show. Performers are well known locals Sarah May Redmond, Aidan Sparks, and Christie Watson.
The show will keep you entertained for 30 minutes, regardless of age. Our admission fee is by donation. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
To learn more about Runaway Moon Theatre, you can visit their website runawaymoon.org