Taxes and fees included. The show will be on board of the Ubus Théâtre yellow bus behind the Centre Communautaire Intergénérationnel d'Outremont. Tickets available online until 10 a.m. the day of the representation or at the door 30 minutes before the show.
Presented at the Festival de Casteliers in 2007, Le Périple returns to Outremont!
A philosophical and humanistic tale for the whole family, Le Périple is a theatrical gem that will touch the heart and soul of those in search of the meaning of hidden things.
In this metaphorical story, we follow the journey of a tiny grain of sand born from the explosion of a star; a grain of sand that has travelled through time and space for thousands of years. Upon arrival on Earth, it lands in the Egyptian desert. From there, the tiny grain of sand will experience many adventures in various worlds as it travels all the way to Tadoussac. This is where it will meet an old man whose dream was to own a yellow school bus and to take people on tours in the hope that he could help them discover the wonders of nature and its great humility.
This tiny grain of sand has been travelling for thousands years and has never been noticed by anyone before. The old man realizes that his existence is smaller than that of a grain sand but at the same time, larger than anything his imagination could have ever dreamed up.
Running time: 55 minutes
Actress, stage director and co-founder of Regroupement Premier Acte, Centre de diffusion pour la relève théâtrale du Québec, Agnes Zacharie was taken and inspired by the puppetry arts during her joint projects with Théâtre de Sable and Théâtre Pupulus Mordicus. In 2004, she founded Ubus Théâtre and wrote her first production, Le Périple, as a tribute to her deceased father. Le Périple is the company’s flagship show and its philosophical tale met with instant critical and public success. Nominated at the Gala des Masques in 2005, it was received with much enthusiasm in Europe and earned numerous ”coup de cœur” accolades, especially at the Festival de Casteliers and at Carrefour International de Théâtre de Québec.
Ubus Theatre has since created four other productions, always performed on board the famous yellow school bus: L’Écrit (2006), Ernest T. (2009) and the French co-production Caminando & Avlando (21012). The company’s latest production, Le Piano à Voile, is a poetic and musical statement about a solitary pianist.
Story: Agnès Zacharie
Stage Director: Martin Genest
Set and Puppets: Pierre Robitaille, assisted by Élise Dubé, Geneviève Tremblay, Zoé Laporte and Véronique M. Zacharie
Performance and Manipulation: Agnès Zacharie and Pierre Robitaille
Music: Martien Bélanger et Alexandre Zacharie, assisted by Steve Normandin
Lighting: Henri-Louis Chalem
Special Effects : François Zacharie