Thursday,March 2, 20238:30 p.m.
Friday,March 3, 20238:30 p.m.


Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d’Outremont High School Auditorium
475 Bloomfield Avenue
Outremont (Québec) H2V 1Y8

Adults and teens, 13 years +


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🎟️Tickets for Thursday, March 2, 2023, 8:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Followed by a talkback with the artists

🎟️Tickets for Friday, March 3, 2023, 8:30 p.m.

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A show without words


Les veuves parallèles paints a dreamlike portrait of a family that is both terrifying and banal. Through the story of Amanda, who was mute during the last 18 years of her life, this work examines how memory is passed along between women of different generations. Drifting between reality and imagination, the dining room table serves as a theatre where the past resurfaces. As the violin plays, fragments of life, loaded with secrets, flow into each other, and overlap with everyday gestures. An invitation to step into the elusive world of memory.

Running time: 55 minutes
Techniques: hand puppets, animated costumes, and objects




Claudine Rivest is a multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on puppetry arts. She has trained in both visual arts (Atelier Sfumato, 2008) and contemporary puppet theatre (UQAM, 2017) and creates contemplative and non-verbal universes that are both playful and strange, and draw their inspiration from clowning, dance, and micro-theatre. Both a performer and a visual artist, she also works with several theatre companies as a set designer and puppet designer. Her short pieces Pipo and Amanda have been performed in Québec and abroad. Les veuves parallèles is her first long-form creation.



Creation, design and performance: Claudine Rivest 
Stage direction: Sophie Deslauriers 
Sound design and live music: Isaac Beaudet-Lefèbvre
Lighting design: Nancy Longchamp
Collaboration on the design and production of animated costumes: Sylvie Baillargeon
Collaboration on the design and construction of the scenography: Paul Foresto
Assistance with puppet design: Sophie Deslauriers
Advisor on hand puppet manipulation: Noë Cropsal 
Advisor on dramaturgical movement: Olivia Faye Lathuillière 
Co-production: Les Sages Fous

Claudine Rivest would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as part of the Mauricie partnership program, Les Sages Fous, the Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, La Bulle and Dinaïg Stall.