Tea at the Palace – School Outing

Superb! One of the best performances we have seen.    A teacher, TCDSB

The samovar in Tea at the Palace, photo by Dahlia Katz

Returns to the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space for School Group Performances

               December 17 to 19, 2013 for its farewell run  – Come now or never!                     ALL SCHOOL SHOWS ALREADY SOLD OUT


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Two medieval Russian stories, with themes of equity and social justice.

In the first tale a peasant is arrested when he finds a samovar, and is accused of claiming to be just like the Tsar.  In the second story, the same Tsar is introduced to a wise and intriguing peasant girl, scandalizing the courtiers who plot to thwart their marriage.

Photo credit - Bruce Zinger

The play is set in medieval Russia, a patchwork of feudal kingdoms, at a time when the princes controlled everything and everyone in the name of the state.  Life was hard for the peasants trying to scratch a living from the poor soil in this harsh northern climate.  Nobles squabbled for power, people informed on their neighbours, and wit and resourcefulness were needed ingredients for happiness.

Created and performed by Ann Powell and David Powell, Directed by Sharon Weisbaum, Music created by David Anderson and Nuno Cristo

A recipient of a Citation for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA USA, and a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee for Outstanding Production in Theatre for Young Audiences.


Curriculum Connections:  Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Technology.

Character Development:  Empathy, Perseverance, Fairness.

Excellent! Content is very rich and more.  Amazing props!  Very impressive! Dynamic performers, great sets and costumes! Keep up the excellent artistic work!      Teacher, St James Catholic School


Ticket Prices:


If booked BEFORE November 1ST:  $950 for all 113 seats, adults included. ($8.40/seat)

If booked AFTER November 1ST:  $1,100 for all 113 seats, adults included. ($9.73/seat)


If booked BEFORE November 1ST: $10 per ticket.  N.B. Every 23 seats booked gives you two free teacher seats = 25 seats.

If booked AFTER November 1ST: $12 per ticket.  N.B. Every 23 seats booked gives you two free teacher seats = 25 seats.

Contact Ann at:  416-538-6210 or ann@puppetmongers.com

December 17 to 19, 2013:  Please note that Wednesday 18th am and pm, Thursday 19th pm are already sold out.

Daily School matinees at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.


At the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space – 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

December 17 to 19, 2013.           Daily School matinees at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.


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