From visionary director Thaddeus Phillips and installation artist Steven Dufala, A Billion
Nights on Earth makes its Canadian premiere at Toronto’s international children’s festival,
JUNIOR. When a treasured object goes missing, a parent and a child must rely on their
creativity to get it back. A late-night trip to the refrigerator for a glass of milk opens a door
to another dimension in this theatrical epic inspired by pop-up books, Kabuki stagecraft
and parent-child relationships. A Billion Nights on Earth is a spectacular quest through
space and time, guided by sleight-of-hand, a cinematic score and the limitless possibilities
of the imagination.
Targeted to children and youth ages four to 14 and their families, JUNIOR (May 18 – 24,
2019) challenges young people to explore new perspectives and ask enlightening questions
in a live setting. Featuring world, North American and Canadian premieres, the festival
includes an extensive lineup of free and ticketed programing encompassing theatre, live
concerts, dance, puppetry, circus, storytelling, arts and crafts and more, from leading
family entertainers and artists from across Canada and around the world.
Monday, May 20
Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West