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Salmon Girl Review

Salmon Girl Review

Pictured: Evelyn Chew in a scene from Salmon Girl | Photo by Chris Randle

Young Margie (played by Donna Soares) has a disregard for the river she fishes in, as evidenced by how she tosses her garbage into the water after lunch. Yet, in her wisdom, Grandmother River decides Margie is the one who will help her. But first the girl needs to learn a lesson. Margie turns into Salmon Girl after falling into the river and begins a magical adventure that leaves kids ages 5-10 squealing with delight.

While Margie’s initial goal is to become human again and return home, which her mink and salmon friends must help her with, she comes to understand the consequences of her disregard for the river and beings that swim in it.

Writer/director Quelemia Sparrow has created a delightful, age appropriate, show full of music, dance, laughs, flowing costumes and cleverly fashioned puppets. If engaging the emotions and having fun is the way to help children internalize the need to honour our relationship with water, Salmon Girl will get the job done.

ON THE MAINSTAGE MAY 1-12, 2018 | Runs. approx 55 minutes
May 4 & 11 at 10:15AM | May 6 & 12 at 2PM

Full performance schedule available online:

Young People’s Theatre | 165 Front Street East, Toronto
Tickets: $10-$34 ea, HST & service charges extra
Box Office: 416.862.2222 x2

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About The Author

Zainab Amadahy

Zainab Amadahy is of mixed race background that includes African American, Cherokee, Seminole, Portuguese, Amish, Pacific Islander and other trace elements (if DNA testing is accurate). She is an author of screenplays, nonfiction and futurist fiction, the most notable being the adequately written yet somehow cult classic “Moons of Palmares”. Based in peri-apocalyptic Toronto, Zainab is the mother of 3 grown sons and a cat who allows her to sit on one section of the couch. For more on Zainab and free access to some of her writings check out her website.

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