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SPOTLIGHT – The Libravian

Wed Jun 5th

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation
The Port Theatre Society & Vancouver Island Regional Library present

The Libravian

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library
Suitable for children ages 7+

This 40-minute show explores themes of courage and identity, celebrating brilliant books and diverse stories through big hearted physical comedy.

Meet Lynn, a lovable ‘libravian’ minding her own business until the Ben the Book Tour guide gets laryngitis and suddenly, she is doing the one thing she said she’d never do again!

In The LIBRAVIAN, audiences are invited on a journey through literature led by Lynn who chats with audiences and lip syncs to original audiobook soundscapes that immerse the audiences in the world of each book, all written by Irish authors around the theme of bravery. This unique performance, with playful costume and intricate sound design, reinvigorates civic spaces and delights young audiences, families, and schools with a celebration of literature, physical theatre, and diverse stories.

This event is a collaboration between The Port Theatre Society and Vancouver Island Regional Library. Through these partnerships, local communities benefit from the creative use of spaces for live performances, opening the doors for children and families to experience the arts.


School show – June 5, 2024 @ noon
Public show
– June 5, 2024 @ 3pm

The Library welcomes all children. To ensure the enjoyment of the event, we ask that children under the age of 12 are directly attended by a parent or caregiver.

Rules of Conduct. The purpose of this policy is to enhance the protection and safety of those using Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) and to ensure that a visit to a library is a safe and pleasant experience. Violation of the Rules of Conduct may result in suspension of privileges and or expulsion from library premises. 

Theatre company: Brú Theatre
Artistic Director James Riordan and Creative Producer Jill Murray.
Associate Artists are Anna Mullarkey, Julianna Bloodgood and Philippa Hambly. The Libravian is a Commission by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland. The show features brave, diverse books by Irish authours Patricia Forde, Meg Grehan, Christine Hamill and Jane Mitchell. Learn more: brutheatre.com/the-libravian

Thanks to our funders… investors in the Arts!


Wed Jun 5th
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Vancouver Island Regional Library – Harbourfront
90 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G4 Canada
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