28th production

ligne h240« When Irina suggested that I revisit The Seasons of the Foal and adapt it to a Québec audience, I immediately understood that this would be a way of reconnecting with my childhood love and fill a void in the cultural activities available. Of course, what also appeals to me about this project is its very simple and profound story of learning about life and about personal independance from season to season. I am convinced that children will recognize themselves in this little foal on the road to becoming a grown-up. »

André Laliberté, artistic director

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Véronique Grondines
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The Seasons of the Foal

Story & Adaptation by Irina Niculescu, based on Vladimir Simon's work



Inspired by Eastern European fables and legends about horses and wolves, The Seasons of the Foal tells the story of a small horse on the eve of his first spring as he plays and discovers the colourful characters around him. From one season to the next, the little foal comes to understand the complex nature of the world he lives in through his encounters with different animals: a starving wolf fighting for survival, a playful and mischievous little rabbit, a devious, smart-aleck snake and a hawk who always asks the right questions. But in order to find his own way in the world, he will have to break away from the herd of wild horses led by his father, the Stallion.


An adaptation by Irina Niculescu, based on Vladimir Simon's work 

Stage Direction
Irina Niculescu

Puppet & Set Design
Mioara Buescu & John Lewandowski

John Lewandowski


Gilles Perron

Artistic Advice
André Laliberté

Graham Soul
Jean Cummings
Myriame Larose
Pierre-Louis Renaud


Illustrations : Richard Lacroix

MaitreCeremonie   Poulain   Lapin

The Master of Ceremonies

A man with a big heart, the Master of Ceremonies tells the story that unfolds before the spectator's eyes. 


The Foal

A feisty little horse who fears nothing (well, most of the time). He dreams of growing tall very quickly and of overcoming the hurdles that stand in his way. 


The Rabbit

A diminutive and naive character with a big heart, he is quick to trust others... at his own risk!

Etalonetmere   Loup   Faucon

The Mare and the Stallion

Sweet and mindful to the needs of her foal, the Mare can't help but worry about him.

Proud protector of his family, the Stallion watches over them with kindness.


The Wolf

Starving, the Wolf seeks by all means to find something to get his teeth into.


The Hawk

With its broad wings, the Hawk enjoys giving advice to souls in search of meaning.




The Snake

This great (and long!) smart-aleck snake is not afraid to fool any prey within his reach.








Press Kit (PDF)


Cahier d'accompagnement (PDF)

(In French, English version coming soon)