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Wojtek: The Happy Warrior

The Quarter Too Ensemble (UK)

Directed by Glenn Tillin

Thursday, June 8th at 7pm

Friday, June 9th at 7pm

Saturday, June 10th at 7pm

All performances are at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.)

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior is a playful imagining based on the unbelievable true story of Private Wojtek; a Syrian Brown Bear who was enlisted into the Polish Army during WWII. Wojtek (translation: happy warrior) lived with his Polish soldier comrades in the Middle East, seeing action with his Artillery Company at the battle of Monte Cassino. After camping in Palestine, going to war in Europe and living in the border territory of Scotland, Wojtek spent the end of his life as a resident of the Edinburgh Zoo.

 

Through ensemble storytelling, live music and playful physical theatre, The Quarter Too Ensemble brings true events to life that highlight the nature of friendship and empathy against the chaos of war. 

 

Watch Wojtek wrestle, ride in army trucks, set sail for war and aid the fight in the largest land battle in WWII as the company brings a ragtag selection of army issue objects to life. The ensemble shows us how Wojtek the Bear might have seen his own story, and how the conflict of war can leave some with nothing to go back for.

 

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior is family friendly and recommended for ages 7+.

Workshop Offering

Join these artists for Ensemble Theatre Creation and Storytelling on Thursday, June 8th.

For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.

Workshop Offering

Join these artists for Ensemble Theatre Creation and Storytelling on Thursday, June 8th.

For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.