The Man Who Planted Trees

Artist: Puppet State Theatre Company

Can one person make a difference in the world? Make it greener? Make it better? The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who, along with his dog, journeys to plant a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland into a bountiful wonderland. Touching, hilarious, and empowering; this puppet show returns to Kidsfest after delighting students around the world. Having presented at Kidsfest twice before, The Man Who Planted Trees is back by popular demand – a show you will not want to miss!

For additional information, please visit the Puppet State Theatre website.

Experience: Puppet Theatre; Book Title | Length: 60 minutes | Grades: 2 - 6 | Venue: Engineered Air Theatre
Join Us: Individuals with Hearing Impairment / Visual impairment / Mobility impairment
Fine Arts – Art:

Depiction: Main Forms and Proportions; Qualities and Details
Expression: Visual Storytelling; Decoration; Sculpture and Puppets

Fine Arts – Drama:

Storytelling: Dramatization; Puppetry; Object Theatre; Multisensory
Dramatic Movement and Mime

English Language Arts:

Understanding Meaning from Texts
Puppet Plays / Short Stories: Structural Elements; Characters; Narrative; Plot; Setting; Mood


Life Cycles and Ecosystems
Plant Growth and Changes
Trees and Forests

Social Studies:

Culture and Community: Responsible and Sustainable Citizenship


Man and the Environment, Sustainability, Forests, World War I and II, Making a Difference

While at Kidsfest, we also recommend: Fine Arts: Puppet Creation Tent; Kaleidoscope Garden. Geography: Parks Canada

Show Times

Wednesday, May 24 at 10:15 AM - Sold Out
Wednesday, May 24 at 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 25 at 10:15 AM - Sold Out
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 PM
Friday, May 26 at 10:15 AM - Sold Out
Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 AM (Public Pricing Only)
Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 PM (Public Pricing Only)