Performed in the Théâtre Outremont front window on November 29, 2018, at 12 p.m.
Never one to miss an opportunity, Casteliers is pleased to announce that Elvis Alatac will perform its short piece Petite Neige while in Montréal. Petite Neige premiered in 2014, and led to the creation of Première Neige. It was created specifically to be performed in shop windows.
From their observation post on the sidewalk, spectators listen to the literary radio show “La langue bien pendue” (The Gift of the Gab) hosted by Edith Leboeuf and Pierre Founel. These two radio hosts offer up a seemingly effortless lesson in creating sounds and images using some very unusual objects, just as if they were in an actual studio.
Eye-catching radio object theatre!
« Maupassant meets Monty Python »
— KaragöZ, Off-Off Festival mondial des théâtres de marionnettes (France) daily newspaper, September 2017
RUNNING TIME: 12 minutes
TECHNIQUE: Object Theatre
Elvis Alatac was founded in 2012 by actor and stage director Pier Porcheron. The company is part of the broad object theatre movement. It places the actor at the centre of the creative process: actor as creator, actor as decorator, and actor as stage director of their own tragicomedy. Elvis Alatac takes classics by Shakespeare and Maupassant, kneads them into a whole new shape, makes them their own, and laughs along with the audience at the great authors’ grandiose and terrifying tales. The company’s creative approach focuses on the object as partner, instrument and stage prop all at the same time.
Pier Porcheron worked previously in Québec with Ubus Théâtre on the show Ernest T. He also worked with Francis Monty, co-director of Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, on his first show, Il y a quelque chose de pourri, which has been critically acclaimed in France since 2014.
Production: Elvis Alatac and JR Company
Stage Direction and Original Idea: Pier Porcheron and Maïa Commère, adapted from a short story by Guy de Maupassant
With support from the Consulat général de France à Québec