Newfoundland Jack Tales

Andy Jones, Mary-Lynn Bernard

Newfoundland Jack Tales
Event Number: 88
Tickets: $20.00

Newfoundland Jack Tales

Andy Jones, Mary-Lynn Bernard

Sunday, October 22
10:30am - 12:00pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St.,
3rd Floor

Andy Jones is an Emmy-nominated, Gemini Award winning writer and performer who has been charming audiences since his early days touring as a member of the CODCO comedy troupe. This morning, join Jones and Mary-Lynn Bernard for a cheerful dose of Newfoundland storytelling; this all-ages performance features a puppet version of The Queen of Paradise’s Garden, a traditional tale about folk-hero Jack, and perhaps another yarn or two. You’ll also learn about the puppets, designed by Slovenian puppet scenographer Darka Erdelji, and find delight in Newfoundland’s storytelling traditions and its many tales about Jack. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be transported (and tickled) by the magical tales and characters that have long inhabited imaginations on the opposite coast.

Suitable for families with young children.

Event Authors:

Andy Jones

Newfoundland and Labrador

Andy Jones has been a comedian, performer and writer for more than 40 years. He is formerly a member of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy group CODCO and has written for The Kids in the Hall. He has been acknowledged for his acting through many awards, including an ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement. He has written five critically-acclaimed one-man comedy shows and has toured across Canada. Jones has also written five children’s books. He is currently performing The Queen of Paradise’s Garden Puppet Show with his wife, puppeteer Mary-Lynn Bernard, which follows in the tradition of Newfoundland fairy tales.