Occurs on Saturday October 13 2018

Approximate running time: 0 hours and 45 minutes


Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

Performance Notes

× Winston of Churchill Saturday, October 10 | 10:30 am “Everyone must do their part, no matter how small.” That’s the mantra of Winston of Churchill, a smart, brave polar bear and the star of Jeanie Okimoto’s play, “Winston of Churchill, One Bear’s Battle Against Global Warming.” Based on Okimoto’s 2007 eponymous children’s book, the play is a heart-warming and funny tale about the serious subject of global warming. When Winston of Churchill realizes his Arctic home in Churchill, Manitoba — the polar bear capital of the world — is melting due to climate change, he organizes his fellow bears to protest. Okimoto cleverly weaves quotes from Winston Churchill’s inspirational World War II speeches into the bear’s rallying cry to alert humans about the animals’ plight and the need to save the environment. While challenging others to take action, Winston is tasked with making a small but difficult change of his own, highlighting Okimoto’s take-away that everyone has a part to play no matter the size. Directed by Charlotte Tiencken, the play will include images from the book projected onto a screen at the back of the stage and original lyrics set to five well-known songs played by Joe Okimoto, Jean Young, Lynanne Raven, Bill Kirschner, Karen Eliasen, Glenda Pearson, Kim Allen, and Sharon Danielson of the Vashon Ukulele Band. The cast with include Barry Foster, Bruce Fillinger, Margy Heldring, Jim and Katie Klein, Rich Wiley, and Mike and Marcia Horswill. Plus! Okimoto’s publishing company, Endicott and Hugh, will donate a copy of “Winston of Churchill” to every family who attends.

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