The Rainbow Fish



Date: November 17, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: $15/adults; $10/youth 18 and under. General admission seating.

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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. “The Rainbow Fish” tells the story of the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired by the entire underwater world, and the other fish dream of owning one of his magnificent shiny scales. Resentment and isolation ensue when he is unwilling to give any of them away, and he becomes the loneliest fish in the ocean. Following the advice of a clever octopus, he gives each fish one of his scales. The more he shares, the happier he becomes.

This beautiful performance for the whole family also includes two of the author’s companion tales, “Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea” and “Opposites.” “Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea” highlights further adventures. When his last glittering scale falls off and sinks down into the deep sea, Rainbow Fish finds the courage to follow it into the great unknown, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colors that are eager to make his acquaintance. “Opposites” uses striking images from Rainbow Fish’s underwater wonderland to introduce very young children to the concept of opposites such as up/down, in/out, over/under, big/little, long/short. As a fitting finale, the story ends with the most satisfying opposite of all—give and take—as Rainbow Fish shares one of his shining scales with a friend. This incredible, colorful, black light performance will have limited seating, so get your tickets early.

Watch a sneak peak of “The Rainbow Fish.”

The show will be followed by a few minutes of Q & A and a meet and greet the cast in the lobby. Due to the nature of this show, seating is limited so get your tickets early.