Alice au pays des merveilles

Alice in Wonderland

Text and stage direction
Hugo Bélanger

Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic

Follow The Rabbit!

Alice refuses to do her homework. Preferring to play and day-dream, she hides in her father’s study. Out of nowhere comes a curious looking rabbit, eater of novels. Wanting to keep the rodent from devouring all the books, Alice chases the rabbit through his borough and discovers a wonderland.

Late for his appointment with the Queen of Hearts, the Rabbit leaves Alice in a hurry, but forgets his gloves. These gloves he must wear in the sovereign’s presence otherwise: “Off with his head!”.

Eager to save the Rabbit’s life, Alice dashes to his rescue and encounters strange and fascinating characters such as Humpty Dumpty the egg, a philosophizing Caterpillar, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Snark Hunter, in this intriguing universe where rabbits are late and quarrels make good friends.

Faithful to the madness and the lively humour of the original piece, this revisitation of the famous Lewis Caroll’s classic tale has a unique twist: the setting is no longer a garden but a library full of pop-up books! Each book is then a discovery and a door to the next adventure. As much as it is a praise of reading, Alice in Wonderland is also a gateway to the imagination… Will you follow the white rabbit?

  • Recipient of the Acadie-Rideau Prize 2008.
  • Nominated for the Prix de l’Association Québécoise des Critiques de Théâtre 2009-2010.
  • Official selection International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) 2012

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Calendar

December 2016      
2017.12.09 Theatre of City Hall Hong Kong, China EN
2017.12.10 Theatre of City Hall Hong Kong, China EN
2017.12.11 Theatre of City Hall Hong Kong, China EN
February 2017      
2017.02.03 Myles Reif Performing Arts Center Grand Rapids, USA EN
2017.02.04 Myles Reif Performing Arts Center Grand Rapids, USA EN
2017.02.08 St-Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, USA EN
2017.02.10 T.B. Sheldon Memorial Theatre Red Wing, USA EN
2017.02.13 The Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls Fergus Falls, USA EN
2017.02.16 Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center Detroit Lakes, USA EN
2017.02.18 MTU Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Houghton, USA EN
2017.02.27 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, USA EN
2017.02.28 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, USA EN
March 2017      
2017.03.01 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, USA EN
2017.03.02 Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, USA EN
2017.03.04 The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center Huntingdon, USA EN
2017.03.06 The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center Huntingdon, USA EN
2017.03.19 Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University Bethlehem, USA EN
2017.03.20 Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University Bethlehem, USA EN
2017.03.26 SPEC Haut-Richelieu St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec FR
April 2017      
2017.04.09 Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville, Québec FR
2017.04.10 Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville, Québec FR
May 2017      
2017.05.04 Living Arts Center Mississauga, Ontario FR
2017.05.05 Living Arts Center Mississauga, Ontario FR
2017.05.06 Living Arts Center Mississauga, Ontario EN
Actors
Philomène Lévesque-Rainville
Valérie Deault
Alice
Dominique Leclerc
Céleste Dubé
Sarianne Cormier
The Rabbit, Tweedledee, The Jack of Diamonds
Gabriel De Santis-Caron
Maxime Béliveau
Bruno Piccolo
Humpty Dumpty, The Snark Hunter, The Ace of Clubs
Milva Ménard
Céleste Dubé
Marie-Ève Trudel
Cynthia Wu-Maheux
Josianne Dicaire
The Queen of Hearts, The Dormouse, The Caterpillar, The Door, The Cheshire Cat
Philippe Robert
Nicolas Germain-Marchand
Tweedledum, The Mad Hatter, The Two of Spades
Conceptors
Text and stage direction Hugo Bélanger
English translation Maureen Labonté
Assistant stage director Claudia Couture
Set, masks, puppets and costumes design Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
Lighting design Jean-Philippe Charbonneau
Lighting design and technical direction of the first version David-Alexandre Chabot
Music and sound design Patrice d'Aragon
Production manager and technical director Michel Tremblay
Collaborators
English coach Julia Lenardon
Set, masks, puppets and costumes design assistant Marie-Pier Fortier
Seamstresses Marie-Noelle Labrie-KlisMadeleine Leduc