THE FAMILY CROW: A Murder Mystery

THE FAMILY CROW: A Murder Mystery
is an hour-long comedy puppet show. A mysterious murder has occurred amidst the Family Crow and now Horatio P. Corvus (Sorter Outer of Murders) is on the scene to crack the case.

​Eat your heart out, Agatha Crowstie.

THE FAMILY CROW was created by internationally celebrated puppeteer Adam Francis Proulx and directed by Byron Laviolette of Morro and Jasp and Pearle Harbour fame.

“Family Crow is not only hilarious and a cracking good mystery yarn,
it is a remarkable showcase for Adam Proulx” – Drew Rowsome, My Gay Toronto

“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Full of murder, intrigue, and more puns than you can fathom, 
The Family Crow is a perfect way to start your Halloween celebrations.”A View the Box

Best New Play – London Fringe 2020

Patrons Pick – Orlando Fringe 2022

Best Original Script – Critic’s Choice Award – Orlando Fringe 2022

Best of Fest – Orlando Sentinel 2022

Best of Fest – Orlando Weekly 2022

Pick of the Fringe – Vancouver Fringe 2022

“This silly whodunnit packed with puns is a hoot.” – The Montréal Gazette’s Pat Donnelly

THE FAMILY CROW: A Murder Mystery 

October 11th to 23rd, 2022

at the uncanny Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen St East, Toronto

Tickets Sliding Scale: $15/$25/$35

7:00PM Doors/7:30PM Evening Showtime
1:30PM Doors/2:00PM Sunday Matinees

Approximately 1 hour, no intermission

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What is Sliding Scale Pricing?
‘Sliding Scale’ ticket pricing is also called ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ ticket pricing. The idea is to allow audience members to choose how much they would like to pay based on what they can afford. We are doing this to keep the show as accessible as possible to those who might have limited incomes. And if you can afford to pay a higher tier for your tickets, we so appreciate it! That will help us pay our artists and create more great art in the future.


Adam Francis Proulx (creator/performer) is a theatre creator and puppeteer who has worked on stage and screen across North America. In this neck of the woods, he spent time as a performer at both Walt Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center (Star Trek Live).

Adam’s solo show BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets has played across North America winning a variety of awards such as Best Solo Show (Montreal), Best Puppetry (NOW Magazine, Toronto), and Best Physical Theatre, Variety, or Specialty Show (Orlando). It has been taped for television as well. He also has a family musical Adam’s Unplugged Puppet Party, and a virtual theatrical show called How to Hug a Porcupine which has been winning film festival awards by accident.

Also an accomplished puppet builder, Adam has designed and built puppets for companies like Nickelodeon, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Freeform.

Adam holds an honours degree from the University of Waterloo in Theatre and in Arts and Business. He also studied MA level vocal performance at NYU Steinhardt. In 2019 he completed an artist residency with The Puppetsmithery in Australia. Prior to the pandemic, he spent three seasons as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia.

Byron Laviolette (director) is a director with over twenty years experience working in the arts, the agency, the academy and the arcade. 

Theatrically, he is the director and dramaturg for the Morro and Jasp clown series with U.N.I.T. Productions. Morro and Jasp have received numerous awards including a 2014 Canadian Comedy Award, a 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards as well as over 12 NOW Magazine Awards including Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble. He also works with the Summerworks Festival’s Audience Choice Winner Pearle Harbour. 

He was also the Creative Director of The Mission Business, the Digi award-winning experience design agency whose clients included Microsoft, Autodesk, Starbucks, CBC, MetroLinx and NASA. He has designed courseware and games with a number of organizations including OntarioLearn and Ubisoft. 

Byron holds a PhD in Interactive Theatre and Pervasive Transmedia Fiction from the Theatre and Performance Studies Department at York University and his criticism/art journalism has appeared in Scene Changes, EYE Weekly, AdBusters and IN Toronto magazine. He also directs audio books, including with Penguin Random House including works by Richard Wagamese, Michael Crummy, Thomas King and Ziya Tong.

Alexander Baerg (original music) is a singer, actor, musician, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. Past productions include: Godspell (first national tour), Country Sunshine, Fiddler On The Loose, Heart And Soul Of Broadway, Everything Elvis, Folks Like Us, Rockabilly Swingtime, Good Ol’ Country Gospel, Rocky Mountain High, The Power Of Song, East Coast Kitchen Party, You’ve Got a Friend, Murder For Two, Summer of 69, Hogan’s Hoedown (Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia), Dream a Little Dream (The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario), Twist and Shout, Million Dollar Quartet, Ring Of Fire (Chemainus Theatre Festival), Stan Rogers: A Matter Of Heart (The Guild in Charlottetown).

Alex dedicates this and all of this work that he’s privileged enough to do, to his wife Alessia, his daughter Poppy, and his son Jack. 

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