The Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a reading with Quebec author Suzanne Lebeau and actress Agnès Belkadi featuring the texts “Le grillon”, “Le pipi” and “Méli-mélo”.
For children young and old, age 6 and up, in partnership with the Escapades festival
Three children’s stories, ones that you remember, ones that make you grow up when they happen to you. In “Le grillon” (from the anthology 25 petites pièces d’auteur, Editions Théâtrales, 2007), the child experiences time that cannot be stopped from slipping away, even through his fingers. In “Le pipi” (Horloge Conteuse (Le pipi), Editions Théâtrales, 2007), Martine discovers that a short five-letter word can make us grow up in a few seconds. Méli-Mélo (Contes à rebours, Editions Lanctot, 1997), almost four, speaks in order to rise to the same height as her two cousins. The adventure is perilous but for an instant she tastes the pleasure of being in possession of a secret.
Suzanne Lebeau was initially destined for a career as an actress. After having founded the theatrical company Le Carrousel with Gervais Gaudreault in Montreal in 1975, she gradually gave up acting to devote herself exclusively to writing. She is now the author of twenty-five original plays, three adaptations, and several translations. She is internationally recognized as one of the leading dramatists for young audiences and is one of the most widely performed Quebec playwrights internationally. Her works have been translated into sixteen languages: “Une lune entre deux maisons” (1979), the first Canadian play written specifically for young children, has been translated into six languages; “L’Ogrelet”, performed in French, English, Italian and Spanish by Le Carrousel, also has Galician, German, Greek, Maya, Portuguese and Russian versions. “Le bruit des os qui craquent”, produced for the first time by Le Carrousel in 2009, was performed by the Comédie-Française in 2010.
Festival Escapades 9e édition
November 5–December 25 / www.eredejeu.fr
Admission free with reservation: 01 44 43 24 94/ firstname.lastname@example.org