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Playtime Playhouse
Diana Franz
55 minutes

Ahoy, mateys! Come join the adventures of noble seafarers Captain Buttsworth and Major-Corporal Trinket as they embark on a mission to rescue Gran-Gran! Follow our silly sailors through a series of zany mishaps and miscommunications, wacky wisecracks, and fun, interactive games and crafts! Big-headed and uptight Butts(worth) and well-meaning but slightly clueless Trinket invite you to enlist with the Royal ImagiNavy, where you'll learn nautical terms and parts of a ship. But, be sure to watch out for the devious Captain MeowMeow—le pirate à trois pattes! Suitable for ages 3-10.

This is a CAEA production under the Festival Policy.


Nicole Marie McCafferty
Diana Franz
Nicole Marie McCafferty
Diana Franz
Sir Murford Richard Schrödinger Esq. III
Ashley MacDougall
Poster Art
Kyle Hood

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"Ship-Shape!" has a visual story guide as well.

Land acknowledgement

This project was conceived and created in Tkaronto, specifically in Swansea/Bloor West Village—the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and many Anishnabek peoples including the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We would also like to recognize all nations recorded and unrecorded, acknowledged and unacknowledged.

This land is subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. The basis of the treaty is that the land is one dish that we all share, and there is only one spoon to use, so we should take only what we need and take care of the dish to nourish and feed everyone who shares it.

We are also grateful to the knowledge keepers on this land, as they are the original storytellers. We equally feel that it is important to recognize the continued genocide, injustice, and mistreatment of Indigenous people here and across Turtle Island.

Content advice

Suitable for all agesAbrupt cues

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