March 15 2024 @ 7pm
March 16 2024 @ 12pm
Maja Prentice Theatre, Mississauga
About Arctic Tall Tales
Embark on a thrilling journey with a fearless group of adventurers braving the wild landscapes of Greenland. They face months solitude in the dark winters months, and the relentless arctic weather. Yet, amid the trials, they are bonded by an unbreakable kinship.
Welcome to Arctic Tall Tales, a hilarious and poignant puppet show in Mississauga, based on the best-selling comic book series and novel by .
This March Break, don’t miss out on this unforgettable puppet show in Mississauga, playing at Puppet Festival Mississauga. Arctic Tall Tales awaits, ready to whisk you away on an adventure of a lifetime!
Recommended Age: 10+
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
Arctic Tall Tales Synopsis
At the dawn of the 1950s, a handful of intrepid hunters is scattered across the north-east coast of Greenland. Confinement, solitude, rationing, harsh weather… Not always easy to keep a cool head under such conditions. And yet, the vast wilderness, the majestic snow-covered expanse and the unlikely tales of our trusty comrades leave us longing for adventure and freedom. Are they truths, lies or myths? Who knows? One thing is certain : these extraordinary escapades will most certainly charm you!
Arctic Tall Tales are originally acollection of novels brimming with humour and humanity, as well as a series of delightfully addictive comics. But here we present you with a larger than life version, unlike you’ve ever seen, where puppetry, storytelling, live music and sound are blended to create a universe both uproarious and poetic.
Cast & Creative
Original text : Jørn Riel
Adaptation : Anne Lalancette (with the collaboration of Francis Monty, Jérémie Desbiens, Simon Landry-Desy & Alexandre Harvey)
English translation : Kristina Troske
Direction : Anne Lalancette & Francis Monty (with the collaboration of Jérémie Desbiens, Simon Landry-Desy & Alexandre Harvey)
Cast : Jérémie Desbiens, Jean-François Beauvais & Anne Lalancette
Live music and foley : Alexandre Harvey
Stage management : Miguel Angel Gutiérrez
Puppets design : Sophie Deslauriers (from the original drawings of Hervé Tanquerelle)
Puppets building : Sophie Deslauriers & Claudine Rivest
Sets and props design : Corinne Merrell
Sets and props Building : Corinne Merrell & Nancy Belzile
Music and sound design : Alexandre Harvey
Light design : Nancy Longchamp
La ruée vers l’or would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, Théâtre Aux Écuries and Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay for their financial support, as well as éditions Gaïa and Sarbacane for making the adaptation of this work possible.
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