The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

Story, Music, and Lyrics by TOMSON HIGHWAY

From the renowned Canadian playwright Tomson Highway, comes a charming and whimsical musical cabaret that weaves music, song and Cree language into its storytelling.

May 1-12, 2024 • Outdoors in Esquimalt Gorge Park
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About the Show

From the renowned Canadian playwright Tomson Highway, comes this heartwarming musical that celebrates diversity, perseverance, and the power of music. Follow the adventures of the charming and determined Mary Jane Mosquito from Petit Petit Le Paw, Manitoba. Born without wings, Mary Jane faces ridicule from her insect peers. Through her journey, Mary Jane finds her voice and discovers that her unique gift of singing is the key to overcoming obstacles and shining in the world. A powerful story that weaves music, song and Cree language into its storytelling. Back by Popular Demand. 

  • Age Recommendations: Ages 5+
  • Running Time: 45 Minutes with NO Intermission
  • Please Note: Seating for this production is unassigned and General Admission Only.

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Performance Schedule

  • Friday, May 10 – 7pm
  • Saturday, May 11 – 10am / 12:30pm / 3pm
  • Sunday, May 12 – 11am / 2pm

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*All Kaleidoscope productions are created, managed, presented, and performed by adult professionals. 

Danica Charlie

Mary Jane Mosquito

Jessica Schacht


Why We Chose This Story

At the heart of this enchanting tale lies the captivating journey of Mary Jane the Mosquito. Through Tomson Highway's masterful storytelling, we witness the struggles and triumphs of a seemingly insignificant creature, reminding us all of the power of resilience and self-discovery.

"The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito" stands as a powerful fusion of Indigenous language and culture and contemporary themes. Highway's seamless blend of music and storytelling creates a vibrant tapestry that celebrates the diversity of our world. It is a testament to the wisdom and traditions passed down through generations, inviting us to honour and embrace our own heritage while fostering a deeper understanding of others.

Underlying the visual splendour lies a universal message of self-acceptance and the celebration of individuality. This beautiful story reminds us to embrace our unique qualities and to pursue our dreams with unwavering determination.

First presented in 2021, we are delighted to bring this charming production back to Victoria and Vancouver audiences during our 50th Year of Theatre.

- Pat Rundell
Executive & Artistic Director