Thursday, August 15: 10:30 a.m. – Villeray (De Normanville Park)
Friday, August 16: 10:30 a.m. – Saint-Michel (François-Perrault Park)
Saturday, August 24: 10:30 a.m. – Park Extension (Howard Park)
Sunday, August 25: 10:30 a.m. – Outremont (Saint-Viateur Park)
L’heure du thé is a pause, a moment to reminisce about a life well lived – the life of a diminutive grandmother unlike any other named Léonie. Onstage, two cousins share a cup of tea as they look back at their grandmother’s story. This wonderfully colourful character will take them on a journey of discovery to explore a cabinet of curiosities that holds much more than just objects.
A cross between paper theatre and object theatre, La petite histoire de Gino Bartali offers us a (very) subjective version of both the extraordinary and the everyday moments in the life of the famous Italian cyclist. A series of events unfolds before our eyes as paper objects and sets are orchestrated in order to highlight the magnitude of the achievements of the two-time winner of the Tour de France (1938 and 1948) and hero of the Italian resistance. With calves of steel and a steady pace, Gino Bartali watches from above as his story is told with humour and sensitivity.
L’heure du thé: 25 minutes
La petite histoire de Gino Bartali: 20 minutes