How will she fit in without wings?
A Carousel Players Production
Mary Jane Mosquito has no wings. At home and at school she is teased by the other mosquitos, and then she is sent away live with her auntie in the city. What she really wants to do is sing her songs, share her Cree language, and make friends. But how will she fit in without wings? Renowned Indigenous playwright Tomson Highway weaves and shares Cree words and phrases throughout the story. With live music, puppetry and fanciful costumes, this is an engaging and meaningful piece for younger audiences.
Book, Music, and Lyrics written by Tomson Highway with additional arrangements by Ryan de Souza
Playwright Tomson Highway
Director Monica Dufault
Assistant Director Nicole Joy-Fraser
Musical Director Ryan de Souza
Set Design by Kelly Wolf
Costume Design by Alexa Fraser
Puppet Design by Clelia Scala
Puppetry Consultant James Retter Duncan
Haley Vincent as Mary Jane Mosquito
Accompanist Shane O’Regan
Puppeteer Catherine Teichman
Stage Manager Martine Beland
Ages 5+ and their favourite grown-ups.
The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito was a commission from John Millar and Stratford Summer Music, and had its world premiere there, at the musical festival known as Stratford Music in Stratford, Ontario, on August 9th, 2001. The Playwright wishes to acknowledge John Miller and Stratford Summer Music, Andrey Tarasiuk, Claude Labine, Ross Murray, Tom Osborne, Patricia Cano, Therese Lalonde. Mr. Highway is represented by The Mensour Agency Ltd.