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Plastic / Plastique

Théâtre Puzzle, Québec, Canada

May 13th – May 14th, 2014 at Alliance Française de Toronto

Two puppeteers transform the ubiquitous plastic bag into theatrical magic with primitive and very hungry  plastic bag creatures that have the audience in stitches with their antics. Performed with minimal language to a percussive score created by the snapping, crinkling and whooshing of the plastic. Over the course of the performance, the world of the play fills with plastic, and our laughter becomes reflective as we consider how much plastic fills our world.

Deux marionnettistes en utilisant seulement le sac plastique nous transportent dans une magie théâtrale ou la richesse et diversité abondante des créatures crées nous émerveille avec leurs pitreries.  Joué avec un langage minimal sur un score percussif de claquement, froissement et souffle de la matière plastique.  Tout au long du spectacle, la scène est envahie de plastique, et notre rire devient plus pensif en comprenant combien la matière plastique est toujours omniprésente dans notre monde.

Winner of the Rideau/ROSEQ 2013 Award

Théâtre Puzzle is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing the performing arts to young people.

Co-presented by Alliance Française de Toronto.

Created and performed by Casaba Raduly and Pavla Mano
Music by Petya Nedeva

Show times

May 13 at 10h00 (Sold Out)
May 13 at 13h00 (Sold Out)
May 14 at 10h00 (Sold Out)

About Théâtre Puzzle

Founded in 1996 in Bulgaria and established in Montreal since 2004, Théâtre Puzzle has a unique style by combining various types in the traditional and the contemporary: drama theatre, object and puppet theatre, Théâtre Puzzle distinguishes itself by the coloured amalgam of styles and the great diversity of means of expression that it proposes. Leave the audience the freedom to interpret the unmentioned, to freely associate ideas and allow it to feel what is not explicitly told. This is what became the artistic characteristic of the company.

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