The Frog Princes
69 minutes | Canada | Toronto Premiere | Rating: PG
All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.
In The Frog Princes that man is Ray-Man (named by his parents after artist Man-Ray), a young adult with Down syndrome who lives at home but plans to move out, has a girlfriend and is part of a theatre troupe of developmentally challenged actors staging a unique adaptation of The Frog and the Princess. Missed cues, forgotten lines, romances and rivalries highlight the backstage drama as troupe members gain independence and confidence while guided by their charismatic mentor, Dr. Stephen Snow. If life imitates art, The Frog Princes is cleverly framed as a play within a play. As the performance’s third act reveals the hero’s true identity, Ray-man and his fellow thespians discover a new world before them and the transformative power of theatre. Alex Rogalski
Screening with Petra’s Poem.
Co-Presented with Co-presented with [Abilities Arts Festival](http://www.abilitiesartsfestival.org/).