The enchanting tale of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish, will come to life at the Chester Playhouse, immersing audiences of all ages in a captivating world of Indigenous folklore.
Indigenous Storytellers spin the Kwantlen First Nation tale of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish. The tale follows a sly Mouse (Kw’at’el) who is caught stealing cheese from this feast dish. To appease an angry Th’owxiya (“tho-wox-eeya”), Kw’at’el embarks on a journey to find two children for the ogress to eat, or else!
Enjoy traditional Coast Salish and Sto:lo music, masks, and imagery while learning how Raven (Sqeweqs), Bear (Spa:th), and Sasquatch (Sasq’ets) trick a hungry spirit and save Kw’at’el and their family from becoming the feast!
Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish takes inspiration from Hansel and Gretel and the First Nations story of The Wild Woman of the Woods.
“What makes Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish truly unforgettable is its engaging story steeped in tradition.”
-Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents
Suitable for children 5 and older, don’t miss this spellbinding, family-friendly theatrical performance, which weaves together ancient wisdom, storytelling, and the artistry of Indigenous cultures, on stage at your Chester Playhouse on October 7th.
Make it a special evening out with our Night Out In Chester package offer!
An Axis Theatre Production – written by Joseph A. Dandurand.
Watch the trailer for the play Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish.