MAY 26, 2015

CenH150Now that their 2015-16 seasons are launched, the Artistic Director of Théâtre de l’Œil is very proud to announce that ALL presenters dedicated to young audiences in the province have programmed his new show Le cœur en hiver. Some public previews are also planned in L'Assomption! What else could one deserve for a first season of touring?

Illustration: Richard Lacroix

Script Étienne Lepage Stage Direction Catherine Vidal 
Puppet and Set Design Richard Lacroix
 Sound Design Francis Rossignol
Lighting Alexandre Pilon-Guay
 Artistic Consultant André Laliberté

Théâtre Hector-Charland (L’Assomption): October 21 and 22, 2015
L’Arrière Scène (Beloeil): Octobre 25 to 29, 2015
Maison Théâtre (Montréal): Novembre 5 to 22, 2015
Les Gros Becs (Québec): December 8 to 27, 2015 
French Theatre of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa): January 27 to 31, 2016


MAY 6, 2015


Le Porteur / The Star Keeper, Théâtre de l’Œil’s emblematic show, will be presented for the 700th time on Saturday, May 9, 2015. A tour of 26 performances making the show browse through the Maritimes and Ontario has also led to the PlayhouseSquare International Children's Festival in Cleveland (OH) in the United States where the company's 2014-2015 season will end. Check our calendar to know our dear Pretzel’s route next season …

We wish at the same time to underline Graham Soul‘s faithfulness. He played each of these 700 performances with the same commitment. At Théâtre de l’Œil since 1995 (20 years already!), he worked on 5 of its shows and also contributed to the excellence of the company‘s reputation as a craftsman, a mediator and an ambassador, in Quebec or on tour... As the cracker of which he bears the name, Graham remains a timeless classic that is always nice to find at our table… of manipulation!

We also congratulate the whole team to meet each time the many technical challenges imposed by this show.


APRIL 13, 2015

VidalMar150The first time is an article written by Catherine Vidal, actress and director for human beings... She is also a former Théâtre de l’Œil puppeteer as well as the director of the 26th creation of the company. Here is a foretaste of the article: " I am on the eve of my first puppet theatre directorial. All (or most) of the romantic notions associated with the art form will fade away as work progresses. It’s just that... Well, directing a puppet show isn’t as easy as you’d think! I had been forewarned that it would be laborious, difficult and demanding task!