"Arterberry’s persona is spirited, goofy and conspiratorial. He captures the kids’ full attention from his entrance and they are completely with him until the end.

The mimed adventure sequences are a treat. They are polished and detailed, with a silliness that will appeal to youngsters. This is exceptionally well-crafted children’s theatre!"

Istvan Dugalin
Mooney on Theatre,
Toronto, July 5, 2013

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"The young audience loves the rubber-faced—and— bodied Arterberry and his creation of fantasy scenes. Walter turns into a cowboy, firefighter, pilot, race car driver, secret agent and rock star without the use of props, set or costumes. "

Jon Kaplan
NOW Magazine, Toronto
July 11, 2013

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"Using only his wiry body, elastic face and shape-shifting voice, the middle-aged thespian acts out Walter's daydreamed worlds of adventure... The play, a true gem, resolves with a nugget of wisdom as useful for adults as it is for children.
Rating ★★★★ 1/2. "

Cory Ruf
Times Colonist, Victoria, BC
August 28, 2012

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"Arterberry's genius is... twofold—storytelling that doesn't patronize and the agility to make it vastly entertaining."

Varnya Bromilow
Monday Magazine, Victoria, BC
August 30, 2012

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"The actor, Trent Arterberry, has a great imagination and does lots of great sound effects while he acts out all these roles ... This is a hilarious show."

Gracie Threlfall (age 9)
Culture Vulture, Victoria, BC
August 25, 2012

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"I can wholeheartedly recommend this show to venues who are looking for a quality act for young audiences, one that will not only entertain but open doors of the imaginative to the possibilities of storytelling through physical theatre."

George Sipos, Exec Director
Arspring—Salt Spring Island Arts Centre
Nov 24, 2012

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"Storytelling at its best. No fancy props, no costumes, no set. A fabulous artist using his talent through words and movement to express meaning. Loved it!”"

Misha Chernov, Music Specialist
West Briar Elementary, Vienna, VA

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"The young audience loves the
rubber-faced Arterberry...

"A hilarious show....

"A fabulous artist...

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Walter Manny is a ten-year-old boy whose overactive imagination gets him in—and out of—trouble. Lonely and misunderstood, Walter escapes into fantasies of firefighting, racecar driving and secret-agent spying.
"Initially considered a weirdo by his peers, Walter proves himself and learns not only that he can be appreciated by others but also that his imagination works best when he uses it in a focused manner."
— Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine, Toronto