A Little Onion Puppet Company Production
February 19 – 22, 2025
Performed for a live audience in Studio B
Run time: approximately 45 minutes

By Shizuka Kai, Randi Edmundson, & Jess Amy Shead

When little Shizu hides in her Otosan’s suitcase and secretly travels to his most dangerous destination The North, her presence is a big surprise and an even bigger nuisance to her gruff, no-nonsense father. Facing snowy owls, white wolves and grizzly bears in the most remote of locations, Otosan and Shizu must learn to tackle challenges together, eventually learning how to communicate their love. Inspired by Co-creator Shizuka Kai’s real-life experience with her father, a wildlife videographer, Otosan is a beautifully told story that uses puppetry, real wildlife projections and an original score to take the audience on an immersive journey.


Interested in bringing your class?

Visit gatewaytheatre.com/otosan-school-bookings/ to learn more about these school performances.

Wed. Feb 19 – 10:00AM & 1:00PM
Thurs. Feb 20 – 10:00AM & 1:00PM
Fri. Feb 21 – 10:00AM & 1:00PM

Public Performances

Sat. Feb 22 – 10:00AM
Sat. Feb 22 – 1:00PM (Open Experience)


General Admission (18+): $23
Youth Pricing: $13

  • Audience Considerations

    This production is suitable for ages 4+.

    Deaf and hard of hearing friendly.