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Occurs on Saturday March 9 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes


Adult $30 30 and Under $27

When Wendell discovers that both his wife and their beloved tree have vanished from the backyard, he must venture into The Wilds and face its mysteries to bring them home. Charming and profoundly moving, this wordless award-winning show features WONDERHEADS’ signature masks along with captivating puppetry and moves its audiences to both laughter and tears. Pixar meets Miyazaki meets Henson in this extraordinary adventure.

WONDERHEADS’ work has been described as living animation, and the improbably astonishing way in which their masks come to life must be seen to be believed. Through their expert use of mask performance and puppetry, they weave stories that are equal parts funny and heartwarming, and they have been delighting audiences around the globe since 2009 with their unique theatrical stories. Don’t miss this spellbinding show that the CBC describes as “Captivating and magical” and the Winnipeg Free Press as “Nothing short of exceptional.”

The Wilds runs 60 minutes and will be followed by a 20 minute "Behind the Mask" Q&A with the WONDERHEADS" cast and creative team.

Audience advisory: Theatrical Fog and Haze and occasional Flashing Lights. The Wilds lightly touches on themes of grief, loss, and love. Reccomended for a general audience (ages 8-adult).

This show is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Prestige Lakeside Resorts, The Bridge FM, Yum Son Night Owl Hospitality, Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Star and Hall Printing and our funders the BC Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Nelson and the Province of British Columbia.

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