Shade is a young Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony, determined to prove himself on the long and dangerous winter migration to Hibernaculum, millions of wingbeats to the south. During a storm, Shade is swept out over the ocean—away from his family, his friends, and the only life he has ever known. Alone and frightened as winter fast approaches and temperatures plunge, Shade sets out on a remarkable journey to rejoin his colony. After meeting a banded bat, Marina, the two must survive a world torn apart by war, and solve the mystery behind the banded bats. Like all great quest stories, Silverwing raises potent questions for its young hero, while challenging him to find his place in the world.
Kim Selody has worked as a playwright, director, and actor in Canadian theatre for over thirty years. Past adaptations include The Hobbit, Jelly Belly, and Suddenly Shakespeare. He has also written several original plays for young audiences including The Last Drop and Only Birds and Fools Fly. He has been the artistic director of the Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver, and Carousel Players in St. Catharines. Currently, he is serving as an Officer of the Canada Council for the Arts, English Theatre Section.
“Bold & Exciting”
—The Vancouver Sun