Assistant director and English coach
Mireille Thibault, François Trudel
Set design, costumes, projections and props
Hair and make-up
Foot percussion and singing
Martin Hayes, violin, and Dennis Cahill, guitar
The Lonesome Touch, Green Linnet Records, GL1181
In co-production with l’Espace Malraux/Scène Nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie (France), Le Théâtre/Scène Nationale de Narbonne (France), and le Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne (Québec)
A house in a thick forest, a school at the end of the road, vegetables day and night, the smell of blood hanging in the air. A careless rooster, the fox and the weasel, a wolf and hunters, children and ogres, an ogre child.
In The Ogreling, the son of an ogre decides to escape his destiny. But first, he must overcome three ordeals, challenges to his instincts and his troubling desires. From his father he inherited an appetite for flesh; but from his mother he received a hunger to live at peace with the world.
We are in the world of fairy tales, and must allow ourselves to be swept along if we are to discover the full richness of the message. Throughout the story of the Ogreling, Suzanne Lebeau explores the never-ending struggle between good and evil that resides within each of us. After all, ogres might not only live in fairy tales ...
Adults and young people aged 8+