Molly and the Oak Island Treasure
by Maritime Marionettes
Molly, her boat, and Pixie, her little fairy friend, set out on a marvelous adventure in search of buried treasure. Along the way she meets new friends that help her in completing her wondrous journey. This show features the music of the Barra MacNeils and has a rich Maritime theme.
Molly and the Oak Island Treasure is a 45 minute production which features 13 puppets.
The show premiered in 1994 and has since toured Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Hawaii, Bermuda and France. The performance has been revised to highlight the companionship with her new found friend Ulgimmo, the Mik’maq boy. Also, new artistic shadow puppetry has been introduced, bringing a fresh beauty and wonder to the scenes on the ocean!
Her uncle sang of a treasure
hidden deep in the Oak Island ground.
With the help of a friend who shares wisdom,
this treasure could surely be found.
Another voice whispers softly
to her spirit as she points to the wind.
Her fortune, read by the witch Dianna,
foretold treasure and an unknown friend.
The treasure they seek will allude them
like the wind that pushes their sails.
They’re helped by the Mik’maq Boy, Ulgimmo,
and a friendly humpback whale.
So come sailing with Molly and Pixie
and be charmed as this tale is told.
For a treasure awaits all who join us
to watch Molly’s adventure unfold.
|Script: Darryll and Heather Taylor
Marionettes: Bruce Wood, Heather Taylor
Voices: Deborah Allen, Jamie Bradley, Kelti MacMillan, Elizabeth Murphy, Darryll Taylor
Costumes: Robert Doyle
Original Music: Quita Gray
Instrumentation: Quita Gray, the Barra MacNeils (courtesy of Polygram Records)
Humpback Whale Sounds: Dr. Roger Payne and NYZS/the Wildlife Conservation Society
Project assisted by: the Canada/Nova Scotia Cooperation Agreement on Cultural Development, Cultural Affairs Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
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