Mary Jane, the wingless mosquito, is determined to find new friends.

In this story of a misfit searching for her place in the world, Mary Jane is a mosquito who doesn’t have wings. At home in Petit Petit Le Paw she is teased by the other mosquitos, who won’t be friends with her. She is sent off to school, and then to live with her auntie in the city, as she searches for a place where she can fit in and make friends. After many adventures, Mary Jane learns to make friends sharing her language, her kind heart, and her songs with the world.

This musical show explores themes of feeling like an outsider, dealing with bullying, moving to a new place, and feeling different from the what’s considered normal. As Mary Jane tells her tale through song and story, Tomson Highway has woven in Cree words and phrases that are taught to the audience through playful interaction. With live music throughout, and supported with puppetry and fanciful costumes, this is an engaging piece for younger audiences.

Learn A Sing-Along Song from The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

For Audience Ages 4+

Themes & Curriculum Connections

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples, Heritage & Identity, Our Changing Roles & Responsibilities, Belonging & Contributing, Self-regulation & Well-being

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School Tour Dates
April 8 – May 3, 2019

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

Cast & Creative Team

Carousel Players is proud to present the Ontario Premiere of a full production of The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito by Tomson Highway.

Directed by Monica Dufault
Musical Direction & Additional Arrangements by Ryan de Souza
Stage Manager: Jennifer Hare

Set Design by Kelly Wolf
Costume Design by Alexa Fraser
Puppet Design by Clelia Scala
Puppetry Consultant: James Retter Duncan
Scenic Painting by Dawn Crysler
Head of Wardrobe: Alexa Fraser

Nicole Joy-Fraser as Mary Jane Mosquito
Puppeteer: Catherine Teichman
Accompanist: Shane O’Regan

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