A new play is opening up this weekend at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
“The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer” stars solo cast member Sam Longley, who carries the multi award-winning one-man puppet show to entertain audiences aged 10-18.
Synopsis: The seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are now rotting icons of failure. Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live.
The touring production was created by Tim Watts, and uses a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and animation.
The one-hour shows runs January 15-19 at MTYP at The Forks. Tickets begin at $10 and can be purchased through MTYP.ca.