Night of Dread 2019

Night of Dread 2019

Clay & Paper Theatre presents…

The 20th Annual NIGHT OF DREAD

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin St., South of Bloor St. W., across from Dufferin Mall)

Dress Code: Black & White & Dreadful

ADMISSION: $10 / 15 / $20 (Pay-What-You-Are-Able)

Clay & Paper Theatre presents the 20th annual NIGHT OF DREAD, an evening of fearful pageantry, revels and mockery on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH in DUFFERIN GROVE PARK. At this much loved, family-friendly, community event, Torontonians are invited to call on, mock and banish their private and collective fears through parade and pageantry, music and masquerade, dance and a devilishly good party.

Participants gather for the parade in Dufferin Grove Park from 4 to 6pm where Clay & Paper Theatre puppets and masks are made available for revelers to wear. After the approximately 45 minute procession, with its towering puppets, fire spinners and an assortment of marching bands, all participants return to the park where they are treated to a theatrical spectacle showdown with the “Fear of the Year” for 2019.

After-scenario ceremonial events include a shrine garden in ‘The Valley of Remembrance’ to those who have passed, the Small Fears bonfire, a waltz with the Death dancers, and an opportunity to eat traditional Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) baked fresh in Dufferin Grove’s own park bake ovens. The dreadful night then swings into a boisterous closing performance and dance party with a local Toronto band.


Night of Dread 2019

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