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Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue 2018
25 au 26 August 2018

1.3 km of Rue Wellington will be taken over by Puppets show and by a multitude of highly-colourful characters who will wander through the crowd.
With a focus on short puppet shows (35 minutes or less), the festival will be offering sixty performances in parks and other spaces around Promenade Wellington. Eighteen companies (one coming all the way from France!) will present, for free, a range of creations which will move and fascinate both big and small.
Festival Marionnettes Plein la rue is the familial event to fill their minds with impressive imagery before heading back to school!

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Discover all the shows that await you!
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L'évadée
Saturday, august 25th: 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Parc des Madelinots

SCENE 1

This is the story of Hypolite, a cat guardian of a safe and who ensures that nothing escapes.
Until the day when a most improbable being tries to escape ...

Presented by the company Teatro Golondrino.

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Benedict Pooch
Saturday, august 25th: 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm

Wandering between De l'Église and Regina

SCENE 2

Benoît Pooch is a very clean dog, an Oxford graduate, and who knows everything about ... EVERYTHING. But he is currently very lost! Improvisation show for a family audience, you will be surprised every moment!
A tip: do not feed him under the table ...!

Presented by the company Nautilus Theatre.

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The Heron Walks
Sunday, august 26th: 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm

Wandering between De l'Église and Regina

SCENE 2

The Great Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. Discover his majestic movement, get nearer as you could never do in his natural habitat! Listen to the story of this giant bird walking on the streets of Montreal.

Presented by the company Lost & Found Puppet Co.

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Une histoire d'évolution
Saturday, august 25th: 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm

Ethel Parking
4017, Wellington street

SCENE 4

Everyone knows a story about the creation of the world and its
evolution. The one you will discover is marionnettique! A spectacle of shadows, lights and puppets for an ode to creation, life and differences.

Presented by the company Autour d'un feu.

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Les visites du Renard
Sunday, august 26th: 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm

Ethel Parking
4017, Wellington street

SCENE 4

Lady Gray likes tea time, especially because it's the time of day when her special fox keeps her company. While they take their tea, they talk about the parks of the small town where they live and which become more and more dirty ... They therefore plan actions to clean them!

Presented by the company Les yeux orange.

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Gruffalo
Saturday, august 25th: 11:30 am, 3 pm Sunday, august 26th: 11:30 am, 3 pm

Ethel Parking
4017, Wellington street

SCENE 4

Gruffalo is a puppet show of paper and shadow puppets, accompanied by original music. The play tells the story of a little mouse that meets predators all as cunning as each other who have a single idea, devour it. But the little mouse is not fooled!

Presented by the company Valise Théâtre.

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Edgar
Sunday, august 26th: 12 pm, 2 pm

Galt street / Wellington street

SCENE 5

Supported by an eclectic soundtrack, sometimes rock and sometimes classical, this human-sized puppet animation is fixed and speechless. In the space of 25 minutes, the expressive Edgar will go through all ranges of emotions as he creates an abstract work of art. It's up to you to observe the artist and his metamorphoses!

Presented by Evelyne Fournier.

Chaos Coco
Saturday, august 25th: 12 pm, 2 pm

Galt street / Wellington street

SCENE 5

Shrimp and Coco dressed up for the annual open doors of the Great Beings Orphanage. Neat, combed, straight and smiling, they wait patiently for a couple of future parents to choose either one or the other or better yet: both! Suitcases in hand, they wait, they wait, then ... wait again.
To fool boredom, they will create a world full of adventures and dreams.

Presented by Théâtre Ondulé

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Soleil d'Artifice
Saturday, august 25th: 11 am Sunday august, 26th: 11 am

Parc de l'Église
Galt street / Wellington street

SCENE 6

Through a narcoleptic drone and a young pollinator with brush fingers, the piece addresses the issue of the disappearance of bees. The story projects us into this alarming scenario by bringing the hope that everything is not played and that the children can still reverse the destiny.

Show presented by the company Théâtre des Robots.

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La fourmilite
Sunday, august 26th: 1 pm, 3 pm

Parc de l'Église
Galt street / Wellington street

SCENE 6

The scientist Bensikov spends the night brewing a potion to relieve the suffering of Ivanna, his old mother. Alas, each attempt is a failure ... until he discovers the missing ingredient: an ant! With La fourmilite, Sample23 explores the theme of transformation by fusing the body of the actor to that of the puppet.

Presented by the company Échantillon 23.

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Pattes et cravates
Saturday, august 25th: 1 pm, 3 pm

Parc de l'Église
Galt street / Wellington street

SCENE 6

Gruau and Persephone have left their busy daily lives waiting for an event. Only, while they wait, they are transformed despite themselves into dogs and cats! Together, they will have to tame the phenomenon that strikes them before the famous event happens!

Presented by the company L'Envolée de valises.

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La princesse éléphant
Saturday, august 25th: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm Sunday, august 26th: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm

Starting in front of 4650,
Wellington street

SCENE 8

The Elephant Princess tells the story of Cindy Batalian; a 15-year-old girl feels bad about herself "I was convinced by Natasha to go on stage to do something in front of everyone ... For the occasion, she unearthed me a costume XXX wide Calinours. I almost choker but to think about it, I had nothing, but nothing to lose. And that's where the story begins. "

Presented by Marie-Eve Lefebvre.
Written by: Emmanuelle Jimenez

Amanda
Saturday, august 25th: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm Sunday, august 26th: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm

Starting in front of 4650,
Wellington street

SCENE 8

She lives in the corner of the kitchen, her back bent over the family table. Stoic body in the authority of silence. The echo of a buzz, like an old lullaby. It is the immutable presence of the ancestor in the corner of a memory. Can the generations cohabit within the same body?

Presented by Claudine Rivest.

Contes Zen
Saturday, august 25th: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm Sunday, august 26th: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm

Starting in front of 4650,
Wellington street

SCENE 8

Dans Contes zen, les héros sont des moines ou des samouraïs; un légume ou un fruit leur sert de corps, révélant leur caractère. Chaque intervention des manipulateurs se veut aussi assurée et minimale que le geste du calligraphe ou du cuisinier japonais, aussi rituelle que l’art du thé, aussi amusante et inventive que le permet l’art de l’objet !

Présenté par la compagnie Théâtre de la Pire Espèce.

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Sortie de secours
Saturday, august 25th: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm Sunday, august 26th: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Starting in front of 4932,
Wellington street

SCENE 9

They are ready to do anything to save the festivities ... and despite their dubious techniques and practices beyond the norms, these two paramedics manage to get out of the trouble of puppet patients to delusional ills. The public becomes the witness of all the operations and attempts, between mysterious medical devices and incredible problems.

Presented by Théâtre à Bout Portant.

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Waykaru
Saturday, august 25th: 12 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Wandering between 1st avenue and 6th avenue

SCENE 10

It is an ambulatory show inspired by the fantastic creatures of mythology and Latin American folk art. Both playful and strange, Waykarü seeks to give life ephemeral to this character who, using a giant puppet on stilts, interacts with the public in his own way and according to his own language.

Presented by Helijalder Capristano.

Le Chambellan et son cortège
Sunday, august 26th: 12 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Wandering between 1st avenue and 6th avenue

SCENE 10

Short form for puppets in flat and commedia dell'arte. The Theater of Utopia offers a comic allegory about power and manipulation. The chamberlain and his procession assert all the power of the monarchy, encouraging the public to submit to the king with promises sometimes absurd, sometimes attractive. Will the people be persuaded?

Presented by the company Théâtre de l'Utopie.

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L'Autre
Saturday, august 25th: 12 am, 2:30 pm

Wandering all around Wellington street

SCENE 11

The Other is a puppet of human size, animated by four puppeteers, walking in various shops and public places of the Promenade. As if she were a true citizen, she experiences the human daily life by making realistic actions. Beyond the simple animation, the presence of this "other citizen" is a sensitive experience on the border between the imaginary and the real.

Presented by the company La Tortue Noire.

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Surprise!
Surprise Saturday, august 25th at 12 am

You will discover the venue and the name of the show at the information boot.

Poetry and imagination will be the key words of this representation.

Workshops
La Machine à Marionnettes
Saturday, august 25th: 1 pm

4322 Wellington street

SCENE 7

The Puppet Machine will offer a 90 minute workshop on Saturday and Sunday. The theme of Saturday will be a crawling puppet with stems. Small designers will decide for themselves whether it will be a caterpillar, a snake, a marine slug or even a dragon!

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La Machine à Marionnettes
Sunday, august 26th: 1 pm

4322 Wellington street

SCENE 7

On Sunday, we will make flying creatures, convertible into mobiles to hang. Again, the participants will decide for themselves a bird, a bee, a bat ...

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Volunteerism

Join the Fuego Volunteer Team at the Puppets Festival Plein la rue! In joy and good humor volunteers are part of the success of each event, and it promises to be particularly fun! Your mission will be to help the artists, to help the public to find their way, to help the installation of the scenes or to ensure the proper functioning of the lodges!

Ready to join us on saturday, august 25th or sunday, august 26th from 9 am to 5 pm? It’s here: https://bit.ly/2NM0VkN

Partners

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