Every summer, Sum Theatre visits local parks across Saskatoon, performing an original play and creating fun community-building events. The shows are free for everyone – there are no tickets – all you need to bring is a blanket or something to sit on.
For a complete list of shows, visit Sum Theatre’s website: https://sumtheatre.com/shows/zerogravity/
Theatre in the Park 2023
Sum Theatre presented “Zero Gravity” in Hampton Village on Friday, June 16th, 2023. The performance took us on a Sci-Fi exploration around climate breakdowns and what will happen if we don’t start changing the way we live on Mother Earth. There is “No Planet B” and if we continue to use up mother earths resources, what will be left for future generations. We took a journey with Sum Theatre as we watched Dr. Einstien Reez carry the weight of the world on his shoulders and try to come up with a solution to save his children and the rest of the world.
Photos by: Hampton Village Community Association
Theatre in the Park 2022
Sum Theatre presented “wâhkôhtowin” in Hampton Village on Thursday, May 12th, 2022. This play highlighted the importance of community by drawing on the Cree teaching of wâhkôhtowin, which refers to the relationship and kinship between all things.
Photos by: Sum Theatre
Theatre in the Park 2021
Sum Theatre presented “The Other Side of the River” in Hampton Village on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.
This was a family friendly rock opera about two sides of the same river. Based on a story by Yvette Nolan, The Other Side of the River was devised by the Sum Theatre ensemble with original music composition by Amanda Trapp. Created in response to Indigenous Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and the international movement towards racial equity and anti-racism, The Other Side of the River transports the audience on a joyful journey to a place they never expected to be.
Photos by: Studio D Photography
Theatre in the Park 2020
Sum Theatre presented “TURN, TURN, TURN…a travelling theatre experience” in Hampton Village on August 5th, 2020. The show looked a little different this year, but it sure was nice to have this talented troupe of diverse performers in our neighbourhood.
Theatre in the Park 2019
Sum Theatre presented “Young Ones” in Anita Langford Park on Sunday, July 7th, 2019. It was an enjoyable, interactive and creative play with an important environmental message.