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Suzanne Lebeau

Directed by
Gervais Gaudreault

Assistant director
Milena Buziak

Cast
Émilie Lévesque and Jean-Philip Debien

Set design and props
Stéphane Longpré

Costumes and props
Linda Brunelle

Lighting design
Dominique Gagnon

Music and sound environment
Diane Labrosse

Make up and hair
Pierre Lafontaine

Production manager
Dominique Gagnon

Dressmaking costumes
Anne Rémillard

Assistant costumes
Chantal Bachand

Knitting
Françoise Bruand

In residency at Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil) and Maison Théâtre (Montréal), in co-production with Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Muni-Spec Mont-Laurier and Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Narbonne. With assistance from the Aide à la création program of the Centre national du Théâtre (France). 

When Hansel arrives, it upsets the balance of Gretel’s life completely. Her little brother has turned everything upside down. When their parents abandon them in the forest and they end up at the witch’s house, she is very tempted to push him into the oven with their jailer and get rid of him forever...

By what tortuous route does one become a big sister?

Children 6 to 10 years old

 
Gretel et Hansel proves to be a play with a strong script, with active narration that is very similar to the world of the tale and with stripped-down, evocative visuals, speaking directly to children about the disturbing (but profound and tender) reality that being brother and sister can provoke.”
David Lefebvre, montheatre.qc.ca 
“The play of the two actors and, especially the direction of Gervais Gaudreault are striking for their simplicity. Without artifice, using a few wooden chairs placed on the stage, Gaudreault clearly brings forth, one by one, the many environments within which the two children’s saga takes shape.”
 Michel Bélair, Le Devoir 
“By making something new out of an old archetype, Suzanne Lebeau brings audiences to experience unexpected emotions and has surpassed herself in her writing, which is still just as precise and colourful, full of plot twists and games, and appealing to the intelligence of her young audience. The work of a pro.”
Josée Lapointe, La Presse

Du 19 November au 30 April
Canada, Belgique, France, Espagne

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Photos: François-Xavier Gaudreault

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