PHOTOS: Trickster Theatre takes over Eckville Elementary

On Jan. 25 the students of Eckville Elementary School with Trickster Theatre put on a show for parents, community members and staff.

Each class with the help of their artist from Trickster Theatre presented “The Road to Becoming a Champion” through various skits.

There was an afternoon show and an evening show for people to attend.

Trickster Theatre was at the school for the week of Jan. 21-25 with its residency program to put on this production.


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Students lift pillows, which were representing weights, over their heads in their Trickster Theatre skit. The students of Eckville Elementary School and Trickster Theatre presented “The Road to Becoming a Champion” on Jan. 25. With the help of their Trickster Theatre artist each class performed a skit for parents, friends and school staff. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Students line up at the “start line” for a speed skating race during the skit. Trickster Theatre is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity which provides an “out-of-desk” experience for students across Alberta. During their main residency program a team of artists works with the students to co-create an original production. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
This class uses plungers to represent everything from binoculars to a defibrillator during the skit on Jan. 25. Each class used a different prop or props in their skit to portray their “The Road to Becoming a Champion” production. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
A student walks the catwalk as a model for their portion of the production. Each school Trickster Theatre visits gets to choose its own theme for its production. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
The toque-clad students open the show with a skit about snowboarding. The production was fun for the students involved and funny for the parents and family members watching in the audience. There was an afternoon show and an evening show for people to attend. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

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