Thursday,November 9, 20237:30 p.m.
Friday,November 10, 20237:30 p.m.
Saturday,November 11, 20234 p.m.
Saturday,November 11, 20237:30 p.m.


Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette
30 Saint-Just Avenue
Montréal (Québec) H2V 1X8

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Adults: $32

Discount: $25

NOVEMBER 9 - 7:30 p.m. (in French)NOVEMBER 10 - 7:30 p.m. (in French)NOVEMBER 11 - 4 p.m. (in Italian)NOVEMBER 11 - 7:30 p.m. (in French)

Taxes and ticket processing fee included.

Presented in FRENCH on November 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented in ITALIAN on November 11 at 4 p.m.


Palomar is a toy theatre show based on Italo Calvino’s book of the same title. Through his silence and his insatiable desire to observe, Palomar ponders so many different aspects of existence. His attention is drawn to the mundane, such as the reflection of the sun on the sea, and to the most metaphysical of mysteries, such as the immense solitude that comes from knowing that we are all unique. We follow him on three of his adventures: The Naked Breast, The Albino Gorilla, and The Universe as Mirror.

Running time:
50 minutes

Technique: Illustrations



Presented with support from the Italian Institute of Culture in Montréal and the Consulate General of France in Québec City.






Show for all audiences, 14 years +




The Pensée visible theatre company emerged from the desire to explore the expressive potential of objects and images on stage. Particular attention is paid to creating handcrafted imagery. The company’s creative research focuses on simple materials, while preserving the complexity and richness of the images. The company’s first creation, Palomar, premiered in 2016 and its second creation, PIGS, premiered in March 2021.


Stage direction: Raquel Silva

Story: Italo Calvino

Scenography: Alessandra Solimene

Illustrations: Alessandra Solimene

Soundscape: Daniela Cattivelli

Lighting: Marco Giusti

Performers: Raquel Silva and Alessandra Solimene

With support from L’espace périphérique (Paris), Théâtre aux mains nues (Paris), the Association arcade et cie (Paris), and Théâtre Isle (Avignon).