Faustwork Mask Theatre brings The Mask Messenger to Nelson this weekend.

Mask Messenger coming to the Capitol

The Capitol Theatre Kid Series continues with The Mask Messenger, performed by Toronto’s Faustwork Mask Theatre, this Sunday.

The Capitol Theatre Kid Series continues with The Mask Messenger, performed by Toronto’s Faustwork Mask Theatre, this Sunday.

This widely toured show has been enjoyed by audiences of all ages, across North America and around the world — and now it’s Nelson’s chance to join in on the fun.

“Although it’s part of our Kids Series, The Mask Messenger is a smart and engaging show that parents will enjoy just as much as their little ones,” said Capitol Theatre executive director Stephanie Fischer.

The show is structured as a series of vignettes ranging from comic to poignant to bizarre. Expressive silent masks are brought to life with outrageous physicality; comic characters speak from behind half-masks; and exotic creatures are created by masks worn other parts of the body.

The Toronto Star described The Mask Messenger as, “Inventive, magical, never less than completely absorbing.” And the Calgary Herald was similarly impressed, calling it, “Enthralling, hilarious, extraordinary.”

Using little more than the human voice, movement and some 25 masks, Faustwork creates a uniquely inspiring theatre experience.

The Mask Messenger is the second of six performances in this year’s newly expanded Capitol Kid Series. Still to come are The Little Prince by Monster Theatre (January 18), From Handel to Hip Hop by Infinitus (February 22), Juggling! and more by Kamikaze Fireflies (March 29), and Message in a Bottle by The Purple Pirate (April 19).

Tickets for Capitol Kids Series performances are $12.50 per show, or $10 per show when book a package of four or more series performances.

Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office at 421 Victoria Street during regular box office hours — Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m. — or 60 minutes before show times. To charge by phone call 250-352-6363, or buy tickets online at anytime by visiting capitoltheatre.bc.ca.

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