The Only Animal is known for its imaginative locales for making theatre; in swimming pools, in snow and ice, with sand and water. Their new offering takes us deep into a mossy forest and to the remains of a pioneer homestead for the world premiere of the play, Tinkers.

Tinkers is an adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Paul Harding. This new transcendentalist work features an intimate and dazzling relationship with the natural world, woven into a story of family karma. Through an intergenerational story we meet a young boy and his search for his long-lost father Howard, the epileptic peddler with donkey and wagon, estranged from his family, and ever-ecstatic in his relationship with nature. Tinkers asks us how we collect together all the pieces of a relationship that has come apart, and tinker, tinker to bring it together again.

With a growing set crafted by German environmental art star, Cornelia Konrads, an off-grid sound score and puppets made from found materials, Tinkers looks at how people creating in nature exemplify the transcendent possibilities of Human Nature.

Tinkers is created by The Only Animal with a cast of local artists and those from across BC and Europe. Developed with the assistance of Playwrights Theatre Centre.

Tickets from $10-$25
July 25 & 27th: Previews (half-price tickets)
July 28th-August 7th: 7:00pm
July 31st, August 1,6,7th: 2:00pm matinee

No shows Tuesdays
Audience capacity extremely limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
At Crystal Creek (near Robert’s Creek, BC), for adults and some mature children
Info at www.theonlyanimal.com
Tickets at share-there.com/theonlyanimal or at MELOmania Music Store
Planning your Tinkers adventure? Make sure to reserve your ferry if you’re driving and to allow at least 90 minutes from arriving at Langdale to start of show. If you want to go there and back in one day, choose a matinee, as you won’t catch the 9:40 Langdale ferry in time after the show.  If you want to stay overnight, there is a nearby campground and cabins and cottages available through airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.