TICKET INFORMATION
NY PREMIERE
La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)
Oct 12—Oct 14, 2017
Physical Theater

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).

 
RUN TIME
Approx 1hr 30min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $25
For audiences ages 8 and older.
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