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La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)
Oct 12—Oct 14, 2017
 

By James Thierrée
Compagnie du Hanneton

 

Trapped in a dank subterranean world, two restless siblings are surrounded by the stuff of childhood nightmare: a grimy aquarium, a dusty piano, and a glowing, semi-animate surveillance apparatus. Under the watchful gaze of an amphibian captor—performed by songstress Ofélie Crispin—they and four acrobatic performers tumble and climb through their dingy digs with astonishing control. Beautifully blurring the silly and the sublime, La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew) is an ode to familial love that could only have sprung from the sublimely wicked imagination of James Thierrée (Tabac Rouge, 2015 Next Wave; Raoul, 2010 Next Wave).

 

Set design and original music by James Thierrée
Sound design by Thomas Delot
Lighting design by Alex Hardellet & James Thierrée
Costume design by Pascaline Chavanne
Puppets by Victoria Thierrée

Produced by Compagnie du Hanneton / Junebug

 
 
RUN TIME
Approx 1hr 30min
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