One Yellow Rabbit presents
This Little Piggie: A Dusty Folk Opera
By Old Trout Puppet Workshop
January 11 – 12, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion #1
116 7th Avenue SE
Part of the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts
Once upon a far away autumns night, a group of musicians hunkered themselves away into a log cabin deep in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. They set about writing a musical that would tread upon the edge of theatre, opera and the simple love of playing music. Working collectively and fueled by altitude, wine and wild game they created a collection of 22 songs that are dark, exhilarating and slightly twisted.
Inspired by the events of the “Great Plow Up” in the 30’s, which lead to what we know as the Dust Bowl, This Little Piggie looks at the price of ambition and the forces that drive them. Follow the struggles of a young pregnant couple as they conspire to survive the harsh economic and environmental realities of the time.