|Thursday,||March 3, 2022||4 p.m.|
|Friday,||March 4, 2022||7 p.m.|
Théâtre Aux Écuries
7285 Chabot Street
Montréal (Québec) H2E 2K7
Photos: Louis-Martin LeBlanc
La ruée vers l’or (Montréal)
Coproducer, Théâtre de la Pire Espèce
All audiences, 10 years +
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In the early 1950s, a handful of solitary hunters are scattered across the north-eastern coast of Greenland. Harsh weather and the absence of any human contact severely test their limits. Confinement, solitude, rationing… It’s not always easy to keep a cool head. One thing, however, unites these happy adventurers: a deep sense of well-being amid the natural majesty of such vast expanses of snow and ice. Racontars arctiques (Arctic Tales) is a veritable breath of fresh air for the soul, where comedy rhymes with poetry. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of the north and in the improbable tales of these unshakeable comrades!
Running time: 90 minutes
Techniques: table puppets, live music, and sound effects
La ruée vers l’or is a collective of artists brought together by two long-time friends: Alexandre Harvey, composer and multi-instrumentalist, and Anne Lalancette, a theatre, television and film puppeteer. They share a distinctive sense of humour and are very much inspired by the world of comics and genre cinema. La ruée vers l’or specializes in creating tabletop puppet shows for teen and adult audiences that feature live music and sound effects. The collective’s performances are rhythmic and are characterized by a communicative enthusiasm, a great aesthetic sensibility, and a genuine synergy with the audience.
Original story : Jørn Riel,
Translation: 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: Jérémie Desbiens, Jean-François Beauvais, and Anne Lalancette
Live music and sound : Alexandre Harvey
Lighting manager: Nancy Longchamp
Puppet design: Sophie Deslauriers (based on illustrations by Hervé Tanquerelle)
Puppet building: Sophie Deslauriers and Claudine Rivest
Set and prop design: Corinne Merrell
Set and prop building: Corinne Merrell and Nancy Belzile
Music and sound effect design: Alexandre Harvey
Lighting design: Nancy Longchamp
La ruée vers l’or gratefully acknowledges 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 the Gaïa and Sarbacane publishing houses for authorizing the adaptation of this work.