Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes
  • La ruée vers l'or · Canada

Racontars arctiques

French premiere
Past event
© Louis-Martin LeBlanc
  • Saturday 23 September, 14:00-15:30, Dubois-Crancé
  • Saturday 23 September, 19:00-20:30, Dubois-Crancé
  • Sunday 24 September, 10:00-11:30, Dubois-Crancé
  • Sunday 24 September, 14:00-15:30, Dubois-Crancé


From 8 years old

French (Quebecer)

  • On table puppets
  • Sound

“A tall tale is a true story that could pass for a lie. Unless it’s the other way around”. With all the humor and humanity of the Danish author Jørn Riel, the collective La ruée vers l’or have brought to the stage, in puppets and music, the adventures of these reckless trappers isolated in Greenland in the early 1950s. A larger than life show!

Original text: Jørn Riel
French translation: Susanne Juul, Bernard Saint Bonnet
Adaptation: Anne Lalancette (with the collaboration of Francis Monty, Jérémie Desbiens, Simon Landry-Désy, Alexandre Harvey)
Stage direction: Anne Lalancette, Francis Monty (with the collaboration of Jérémie Desbiens, Simon Landry-Désy, Alexandre Harvey)
Performance: Jérémie Desbiens, Jean-François Beauvais, Anne Lalancette
Live music and sound effects: Alexandre Harvey
Lighting director: Miguel Angel Gutiérrez
Puppet design: Sophie Deslauriers (based on illustrations by Hervé Tanquerelle)
Puppet making: Sophie Deslauriers, Claudine Rivest
Design of sets and props : Corinne Merrell
Making the sets and props: Corinne Merrell, Nancy Belzile
Music and sound: Alexandre Harvey
Lighting: Nancy Longchamp

Created by: Collectif La ruée vers l’or
Coproduction: Théâtre de la Pire Espèce
Acknowledgements Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec / Canada Council for the Arts / Théâtre de la Pire Espèce / Théâtre Aux Écuries / Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay for their financial support / Les Éditions Gaïa and Sarbacane for allowing the adaptation of this work.