Thursday,December 1, 20228 p.m.
Friday,December 2, 20228 p.m.


Théâtre Outremont
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1
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🎟️ Tickets for December 1 *** SOLD OUT ***

🎟️ Tickets for December 2


🎟️ School groups : Contact Théâtre Outremont –


A “total” performance. Not to be missed, no excuses!  
– Vivant Mag (France)
A great show set in a breathtaking universe.
– L’Humanité (France)


Show presented in French, with some English passages

An ancient white sperm whale and a captain steering his ship into destruction. A brotherhood of rugged men aboard a vessel teetering on the surface of the infinite depths of the underwater world. Confronted with the immensity of the sea, life’s great questions are stirred within the human heart. Moby Dick tells the story of a whaling expedition, but it also tells the story of an obsessive quest, of a dizzying dive deep into the human soul.

Seven puppeteers, fifty puppets, video projections, an orchestra, and a life-size whale make up the visual and atmospheric world of Yngvild Aspeli’s stage direction that immerses us in Melville’s masterpiece and reveals our most deeply concealed feelings.

Running time: 90 minutes

Themes addressed: Adventure, death and insanity



November 24-26, 2022 – Le Diamant (Québec City)
December 1-2, 2022 – Outremont Theatre, in partnership with Casteliers (Montréal)
December 13-16, 2022 – Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Why Not Theatre and Nordic Bridges (Toronto)
January 12-14, 2023 – NYU Skirball, as part of the Under the Radar Festival (New York City, USA)
January 18-21, 2023 – Studebaker Theater, Chicago International Puppet Festival (Chicago, USA)

All audiences, 14 years +
Regular: $38
Students, Seniors, AQM members and Cultural workers: $28
Student Groups: $19.50 per student




Plexus Polaire was founded in Auxerre (France) in 2008 by Yngvild Aspeli, a Norwegian stage director, actor, and puppeteer who studied in France at the École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and at the École nationale supérieure des arts de la marionnette in Charleville-Mézières. Her productions with Plexus Polaire include Signaux  (2011), Opéra Opaque (2013), Cendres (2014), Chambre noire  (2017), Moby Dick (2020) and Dracula (2022). Yngvild Aspeli has recently been named Artistic Director of the renowned Nordland Visual Theatre in Stamsund, Norway for the next four years.


Stage Direction: Yngvild Aspeli
Assistant Stage Director (touring): Benoît Seguin
Created and written with actors and puppeteers: Pierre Devérines, Sarah Lascar, Daniel Collados, Alice Chéné, Viktor Lukawski, Maja Kunsic, and Andreu Martinez Costa Alternately with: Alexandre Pallu, Madeleine Barosen Herholdt, Yann Claudel, Olmo Hidalgo, Cristina Iosif, Scott Koehler, and Laëtitia Labre
Musical Score: Guro Skumsnes Moe, Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen, and Havard Skaset
Puppet Construction: Polina Borisova, Yngvild Aspeli, Manon Dublanc, Sebastien Puech, and Elise Nicod
Scenography: Elisabeth Holager Lund
Lighting: Xavier Lescat and Vincent Loubière
Video: David Lejard-Ruffet
Costumes: Benjamin Moreau
Sound: Raphaël Barani
Lighting Technicians: Vincent Loubière or Morgane Rousseau
Video Technicians: Hugo Masson, Pierre Hubert, or Emilie Delforce
Sound Technicians: Raphaël Barani, Simon Masson or Sarah Meunier-Schoenacker
Stage Technicians: Benjamin Dupuis, Xavier Lescat, or Margot Bosche
Assistant Stage Director (original production): Pierre Tual
Dramaturge: Pauline Thimonnier
Production and Marketing Director: Claire Costa