Beaver Dreams is a story that takes place on a small lake in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada. It is about the relationship between the beavers living there and the people who vacation there every summer. They both love the lake, but the beavers build dams and the people break them down. They coexist, but not happily. Then one day a threat appears that unites the beavers and the people. To find out what happens, come to see Beaver Dreams.
Maggie Winston is the founder, one of the puppeteers, and the creator of Beaver Dreams. She has a BA in Performance/Puppetry from Sarah Lawrence College and trained at the British American Drama Academy in the UK. In 2010, she received a Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award as Emerging Artist in Community Arts. She is also one of the people who come to the lake every summer and deal with the beavers; for Maggie and some others involved in the production, this is personal!
Beaver Dreams incorporates puppets, clowns and animation. It delights both kids and adults and was a smash hit at the Montreal Fringe Festival last summer. It comes to us through the cooperation of the Community One Center and the Hazleton Art League. The Community One Center is located at 225 East Fourth Street, Hazleton. Admission is free, but donations to help support the work of the Center will be invited at the door. Show time is 3:30pm, Wednesday, June 14. So grab the kids and the grandkids and don’t miss Beaver Dreams.