"The Vancouver International Children's Festival and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present "It's Dark Outside" by Tim Watts at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island - January 24-26, 2018"

Last updated on
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Program Description

As the sun sets, an old man and his noble tent go wandering into the wild. Swept up in a surreal epic Western, he is on the run from a mysterious tracker who is bent on hunting him down!

Created by the same team that brought the hit (and sold out!) show The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer to the 2015 PuSh Festival, It's Dark Outside is another great adventure.

It's Dark Outside uses a creative and ever-surprising blend of live performance, puppetry, animation and an original music score. The performers tell the story of an old man chasing his memories as they escape into the wild "with poetic insight and lightness of touch that makes it moving and uplifting to watch" (The Australian).

The Vancouver International Children's Festival and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival are delighted to be able to present this beautiful and captivating production.

Big Ideas
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas.
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Individual and collective expression can be achieved through the arts.
  • Identity is explored, expressed, and impacted through arts experiences.
  • The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
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  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others.
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community.
  • Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Duration: 
    55 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $11.55
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $11.55
    Fee Notes: 

    School groups of 10 or more: $11.55 per person.

    Additional Notes

    Electronic Study Guide available upon request. Each representation can accomodate multiple school groups.