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Silverwing

Silverwing
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Kim Selody
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
# of Pages: 78
Pub. Date: 2009
ISBN-10: 0887547451
ISBN-13: 9780887547454

About the Play:

Silverwing is a full-length play for young audiences adapted for the stage by Kim Selody from the the popular children's book of the same name. Kenneth Oppel's vividly imagined bat universe takes flight as the celebrated book is dramatized for the stage.

Shade is a young Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony, determined to prove himself on the long and dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a storm, Shade is swept out over the ocean – away from his family, his friends, and the only life he has ever known. Alone and frightened as winter fast approaches and temperatures plunge, Shade sets out on a remarkable journey to rejoin his colony. After meeting a banded bat, Marina, the two must survive a world torn apart by war, and solve the mystery behind the banded bats. Like all great quest stories, Silverwing raises potent questions for its young hero, while challenging him to find his place in the world.

Silverwing premiered in 2005 at Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was a great success. In 2006 the play was staged by Carousel Theatre in Vancouver and was a hit with audiences and critics alike.

Cast: 4 female, 3 male (doubling)

What people say:

"Silverwing is entertaining, high-spirited, and beautiful to look at – in other words, it flies." — The Georgia Straight

"Kids will thrill at bats adventures ... Silverwing is cool and dark and scary." — Winnipeg Free Press

"Bold & Exciting." — The Vancouver Sun

About the Playwright:

Kenneth Oppel is a Canadian author whose work includes the Silverwing trilogy, which has sold over a million copies around the world.

Kim Selody has worked as a playwright, director, and actor in Canadian theatre for over thirty years. Although he has directed over 100 professional theatre productions for mainstage theatres worldwide, his first love is theatre for young audiences. He has been the Artistic Director of the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, and Carousel Players in St. Catharines.

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