The Witch’s Circle by Emily Pohl-Weary
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2022
Bony Legs, the infamous witch in the woods, can grant any wish imaginable… at a price. When Lisa, a daring teen, is blackmailed, she tracks down the witch for help, only to find herself facing gruelling tasks in a fight for her life.
A spirited and chilling tale of empowerment from novelist, poet and biographer, Emily Pohl-Weary. It was inspired by a Russian folktale featuring Baba Yaga: Vassalisa the Brave.
Double Trouble by Marty Chan
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2022
Liam and Jessie, a young couple fleeing bills and chasing cash in a trashed economy, decide to change their fate by stealing a mysterious artefact. But as the magical object toys with their desires, the pair get caught in an otherworldly spiral with cats, cops, and corpses.
A macabre comedy of greed and black magic from playwright, author, and screenwriter, Marty Chan. It was inspired by the Chinese folktale, The Magic Cask.
Heart’s Home by Jo Walton
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2022
Four people head up into the Hollow Hills for an evening of storytelling. Only three return. The trio is unwittingly drawn into a game with the Tiglath, an ancient race of shape-shifters who were driven inside the hills long ago. At stake is the land itself.
An eerie, poetic fantasy from acclaimed novelist and poet, Jo Walton, about the heartfelt, complicated meanings of home. The play was inspired by The Tale of Manawydan, son of Llyr from the Welsh legend cycle: The Third Branch of the Mabinogion.
The Feathered Ogre by Daniel Peretti
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2022
After a strange vision, Lucy heads back to her dead-end hometown in search of a missing friend. But a twist in her pursuit leads her into a forbidden territory of ancient grudges, baffling curses, and a most memorable monster. A whimsical, mysterious adventure about bridging old and new and getting unstuck.
Written by folklorist and writer Daniel Peretti, the play was inspired by the Italian tale of the same name.
Sponsor of The Feathered Ogre: Embassy of Italy to Canada
The Belt and the Necklace by C.S. MacCath
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2022
The ugly duckling teenage daughter of a fashion icon finds herself ostracized in a beauty-obsessed world. Desperate for love, Barbara makes a heart-wrenching bargain with water-dwelling spirits. But the deal comes at a dreadful cost and Barbara must find the strength to forge a new destiny.
A haunting tale from folklore, fiction, and poetry writer C.S. MacCath. It was inspired by a Bavarian folktale collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth.