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Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and Resurgence Theatre Company Warn: Beware the Falling Trees!

Tuesday, August 5th 2008 12:47:14pm

Media Release - For Immediate Release

Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and Resurgence Theatre Company Warn: Beware the Falling Trees!

August 5, 2008, King City, ON:  The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and the York Region based Resurgence Theatre Company are pleased to present, "Beware the Falling Trees: Lorraine and the Great Moraine Adventure", running until August 15.

Adapted from Loon Laughter: Ecological Fables & Nature Tales by Paul Leet Aird from University of Toronto and written by Amy Henkel & Anthony Leo from Resurgence Theatre Company, BEWARE is a fun and interactive play that educates young audiences about the importance of protecting the Oak Ridges Moraine.  

Featuring members of Resurgence's Senior Youth Theatre Conservatory, the play focuses on the importance of trees and the role that they play in helping to preserve and protect the Moraine's water quality and quantity.  

"It was a pleasure to attend the premiere and see the children in the audience react so enthusiastically," said Kim Gavine, Executive Director, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation.  "Children are the best ambassadors for environmental stewardship and we know this play will be an educational yet entertaining experience for children and their parents."

It is hard not to cheer and clap, when Lorraine the deer discovers that her friend Winston plans to cut down all of the trees on a section of the Moraine and build a giant disco, she has to take action!  Lorraine and her friends, among them mystic toads and militant salamanders, embark on a journey to save the Moraine.

Beware the Falling Trees!
July 29 to August 15, 2008  (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

Fairy Lake (just south of Water Street and west of Bayview Ave.), Newmarket, Ontario

$10 for adults, seniors and children

To order tickets online visit www.resurgence.ca
or call: 905-953-5122 or toll free at 1-877-930-4414


About the Oak Ridges Moraine

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation was created in 2002 to help protect, preserve and restore the Oak Ridges Moraine, part of Ontario's Greenbelt and one of Ontario's most prominent geological landforms, extending 160 kilometers across southern Ontario, from the Trent River to the Niagara Escarpment.

It has long been recognized for its importance as wildlife habitat and a source of groundwater. It is the starting point of the 65 rivers flowing into Lake Ontario, Lake Simcoe and the Kawartha Lakes, and is the source of drinking water for over 250,000 people.  

Since its inception, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation has helped to restore more than 800 acres of significant land through tree planting, stream rehabilitation, wetland enhancement and prairie restoration.


About Resurgence Theatre Company

Resurgence Theatre Company
was founded in March 1999 to resurge the classics and ignite new and contemporary works within York Region and beyond with a strong focus on utilizing the surging energy of emerging professional artists. In addition to the annual York Shakespeare Festival, Resurgence offers the Senior Youth Theatre Conservatory - a six week intensive theatre training program for high school students for which participants receive two credits towards their diploma upon successful completion.

For more information:

Kim Gavine
Executive Director
Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation
(905) 833-5733