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Winston of Churchill

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

“Everyone must do their part, no matter how small.” That’s the mantra of Winston of Churchill, a smart, brave polar bear and the star of Jeanie Okimoto’s play, “Winston of Churchill, One Bear’s Battle Against Global Warming.” Based on Okimoto’s 2007 eponymous children’s book, the play is a heart-warming and funny tale about the serious subject of global warming.

When Winston of Churchill realizes his Arctic home in Churchill, Manitoba — the polar bear capital of the world — is melting due to climate change, he organizes his fellow bears to protest. Okimoto cleverly weaves quotes from Winston Churchill’s inspirational World War II speeches into the bear’s rallying cry to alert humans about the animals’ plight and the need to save the environment. While challenging others to take action, Winston is tasked with making a small but difficult change of his own, highlighting Okimoto’s take-away that everyone has a part to play no matter the size.

Directed by Charlotte Tiencken, the play will include images from the book projected onto a screen at the back of the stage and original lyrics set to five well-known songs played by Joe Okimoto, Jean Young, Lyanne Raven, Bill Kirschner, Karen Eliasen, Glenda Pearson, Kim Allen, and Sharon Danielson of the Vashon Ukulele Band. The cast with include Barry Foster, Bruce Fillinger, Margy Heldring, Jim and Katie Klein, and Mike and Marcia Horswill.

Plus! Okimoto’s publishing company, Endicott and Hugh, will donate a copy of “Winston of Churchill” to every family who attends.

Cast

Winston – Marshall Murray
Narrator – Rich Wiley
Clementine – Margy Heldring

Polar Bear chorus: Bruce Fillinger; Barry Foster; Marcia Horswill; Mike Horswill; Jim Klein; Katie Klein

Polar bear Ukulele Band: Kimberly Allen; Karen Eliasen; Sharon Danielson; Bill Kirschner; Joe Okimoto; Glenda Pearson; Lynanne Raven; Jean Young

Saturday, October 13 | 10:30 am

Family Series Tickets: $20-$32
Individual Tickets: $6-$10

 

 

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Venue

Katherine L. White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone:
1 206 463 5131

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

Katherine L. White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
1 206 463 5131