Noë Cropsal (Montréal)
All audiences, 2 years +
Thursday, August 8: 10:30 a.m. – Park Extension (Howard Park)
Friday, August 9: 10:30 a.m. – Villeray (De Normanville Park)
Saturday, August 10: 10:30 a.m. – Saint-Michel (François-Perrault Park)
Sunday, August 11: 10:30 a.m. – Outremont (Saint-Viateur Park)
Ti-Gus if off to the park to have a picnic with his sweetheart, but the light of his life is late, and he’s getting hungry. Woe to any who dare disturb him – he doesn’t take kindly to anyone getting in his way. Quite the mischievous character, he will seek revenge against anyone who annoys him. Inspired by the European hand puppet tradition, Ti-Gus au parc is a show that will make children as well as adults laugh.
Since 2014, Noë Cropsal has created a series of seven shows featuring his Ti-Gus character, and has performed these shows more that 800 times in Montréal’s La Fontaine Park. This summer, the artist presents a new version of the first show of the series, Ti-Gus au parc.
Running Time: 30 minutes
Technique: Hand Puppets
While training as an actor, puppeteer Noë Cropsal perfected his puppeteering his skills in the graduate program in contemporary puppetry at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s École supérieure de théâtre. Since graduating in 2009, he has worked for Théâtre de l’Avant-Pays. He has also created his own shows, including Petit plein, Le vieil homme et la mer, En dehors de moi and the Ti-Gus series. He recently developed an interest in film and produced his two first shorts: Vivarium and Elle dansait si bien.
Story, Stage Direction, Scenography and Performance: Noë Cropsal
Outside Eye: Dinaïg Stall