|Friday,||March 4, 2022||3 p.m.|
|Saturday,||March 5, 2022||11 a.m.|
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1
Photos: Patrick Beauchemin
Théâtre Magasin (Montréal)
All audiences, 5 years +
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Summer is back at Lake Bellevue. In his snack bar, the Potato King is expecting his first customer of the season. In the small cottage on the other side of the lake, a late-night poet is writing the first words of a story. Inspired by the smell of French fries, he makes the Potato King the hero of his story. And then, up he goes! Swept away by the winds of inspiration, he is carried off into the night and lands on a foggy island where a very bad-mannered King of Flies lives.
Running time: 55 minutes
Techniques: 2D puppets, table puppets, and video animation
Théâtre Magasin has established itself in the uncanny realms of poetry. It creates quality popular theatre that combines humour and aesthetic experience. Its works are adventures of the mind, where laughter and fear intersect in a highly musical writing style.
Under the direction of Joël da Silva, a well-known figure in contemporary youth theatre, the company approaches playwriting like a handicraft project, where words, music, and objects come together to create a whole. For over twenty years, their works have appealed to both adults and children. The memorable Temps des muffins and other productions have toured in Québec, Canada, and France.
Story, stage direction, and scenography: Joël da Silva
Puppets: Claude Rodrigue, Colin St-Cyr Duhamel, Sandra Turgeon, and Violette Guerlotté
Sound design: Michel Robidoux
Lighting: Nancy Longchamp
Performance: Jean-François Beauvais and Antoni Castonguay
Théâtre Magasin gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the maison de la culture Marie-Uguay for their support.