Sunday,May 5, 202411 a.m.


Grande salle

Théâtre Outremont
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1
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Single admission price: $16


Performed in French

Sonia et Alfred is a moving story of friendship, a simple story about the warm feeling you get when you find a home or a new friend; about what it feels like to have the courage to venture into unknown experiences for someone else’s sake.

Sonia et Alfred captures all of this in just a few essential words, with simple but powerfully evocative silhouettes set against a white, shadow theatre screen. With the help of two actor-animators, the silhouettes come to life and are transformed into characters that portray life’s great issues through gestures that are mundane, yet poignantly sober.

Running time:
50 minutes

Techniques: Shadow theatre and acting


Co-presented with Théâtre Outremont
and in collaboration with Petits bonheurs Diffusion culturelle.




This project is also made possible thanks to the partnership with the ATER Foundation, the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal and the Emilia-Romagna Region Culture of Europe.






Also available for school groups

MONDAY, MAY 6 @ 10 a.m.





Show for all audiences, 4 years +




Teatro Gioco Vita was founded in 1971 following a theatrical animation experience. From its very beginnings, the company’s savoir-faire and deep understanding of theatre offered an original contribution to the emergence of youth theatre in Italy.

The company first encountered shadow theatre in the late 1970s. Thanks to its cohesiveness and professionalism, and to contributions from external collaborators, Gioco Vita has forged a unique artistic approach that has earned it prestigious international recognition and partnerships.


Stage direction and set design: Fabrizio Montecchi

Performance: Deniz Azhar Azari and Tiziano Ferrari

Theatrical adaptation: Enrica Carini and Fabrizio Montecchi

French translation: Domenico Carli

Silhouettes (based of illustrations by Catherine Pineur): Nicoletta Garioni and Federica Ferrari

Music: Paolo Codognola

Costumes: Rosa Mariotti

Lighting: Anna Adorno


Co-production: MAL – La Maison des Arts du Léman (Thonon-Évian-Publier)