Le Parapluie (The Umbrella) is an uplifting story of the relationship between an umbrella and its owner. Through this exquisite tale of love, loyalty and devotion, we learn that while someone might be struggling, flawed, or even broken, they still have value and deserve to be loved. During a storm, our heroes suffer damage—but love prevails!
The show is based on the book written and illustrated by Judd Palmer, shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature in 2012.
RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes
Founded in Calgary in 1984, Quest Theatre produces theatre for young audiences. The company presents its works in schools throughout Alberta, in rural communities and in urban centres. Quest also produces national touring shows, organizes an annual summer camp and offers a number of artist in school residencies. Over the past 30 years, Quest Theatre has created and toured more than one hundred shows, reaching over a million children.
Story, Scenography and Puppets: Judd Palmer and Mercedes Bátiz-Benét
Stage Direction: Nikki Loach, Judd Palmer et Mercedes Bátiz-Benét
Music: Julia Knight (composer), Bučan Bučan (musicians)
Lighting: Cimmeron Meyer
Technical Direction: Jennica Grienke
Performance: Anne Lalancette and Troy O’Donnell