Wednesday,March 3, 20215 p.m.
Wednesday,March 3, 20218 p.m.


Théâtre Outremont
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1

Adult and teen audiences, 13 years +


We are sorry to announce that Casteliers has had to cancel the festival’s indoor performance of this show, in keeping with Public Health measures.


In French


Presented as part of the Evening of Shorts event

Racontars arctiques : Le Petit Pedersen is a Nordic tale that immerses us in the journey of initiation of an unassuming, solitary old man, catapulted into the arid lands of Greenland. Live music and sound effects add to the charm of this comedic short puppet performance. Le Petit Pedersen is an adaptation of an excerpt from the works of Jørn Riel that were transposed in comic-strip form by Hervé Tanquerelle. Le Petit Pedersen is part of the show Racontars arctiques that will premiere later this year.


RUNNING TIME: 20 minutes
TECHNIQUE: Table top



The La ruée vers l’or collective is the result of the collaboration between Alexandre Harvey, composer and multi-instrumentalist, and Anne Lalancette, a theatre, television and film puppeteer. They share a simple and grotesque humour, mainly inspired by the world of comics and genre cinema. The collective specializes in creating shows for teen and adult audiences that combine puppetry and live music. Its works are rhythmic and are characterized by a communicative enthusiasm, a great aesthetic sensibility, and a genuine synergy with the audience.


Original story (Danish): Jørn Riel
Translation (French): Susanne Juul and Bernard Saint Bonnet
Adaptation: Anne Lalancette, in collaboration with Francis Monty, Jérémie Desbiens, Simon Landry-Desy and Alexandre Harvey
Stage direction: Francis Monty, in collaboration with Anne Lalancette, Jérémie Desbiens, Simon Landry-Desy and Alexandre Harvey
Performance: Anne Lalancette, Jérémie Desbiens and Simon Landry-Desy
Live music and soundscape: Alexandre Harvey
Music: Alexandre Harvey
Puppet design: Sophie Deslauriers, based on Hervé Tanquerelle’s illustrations
Puppet building: Sophie Deslauriers and Claudine Rivest
Scenography: Corinne Merrell
Set: Corinne Merrell and Nancy Belzile
Lighting: Nancy Longchamp


La ruée vers l’or wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, Théâtre Aux Écuries and the maison de la culture Marie-Uguay for their support.

Special thanks to publishing houses Gaïa and Sarbacane for authorizing the adaptation of their works.