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Text and illustrations
Michèle Lemieux

Adaptation and direction
Gervais Gaudreault

Assistant director
Milena Buziak

Cast
Ludger Côté and Émilie Lévesque

Set design, projections and props
Stéphane Longpré

Costumes and props
Linda Brunelle

Assistant props person
Julie Vallée-Léger

Lighting design
Dominique Gagnon

Music and sound environment
Diane Labrosse

Make up
François Cyr

Hair
Géraldine Courchesne

Production manager
Dominique Gagnon

Stage and sound manager, projections
Éric Gendron

Lighting manager
Richard Desrochers

In co-production with Muni-Spec Mont-Laurier and Le Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, in residence at Le Théâtre de la Ville (Longueuil, Quebec).

 

 

In 2012, Premiered in Mandarin during the Taipei Children’s Arts Festival.

Translation Camille Yih-June Chia | Cast Ludger Côté, Émilie Lévesque, Yi-Lin Tsai | Assistant director Ming-Chu Yu

 

 

In 2014, Premiered in Polish during the Korczak festival and the World Congress of ASSITEJ in Warsaw.

Translation Milena Buziak | Cast Ludger Côté, Émilie Lévesque, and Milena Buziak

A little girl and her dog, on a stormy night. Questions spring up in her mind. Thoughts are born, take flight, come back to sting, bounce off the invisible walls of consciousness. In the deep of night, the child wonders about the meaning of life, ponders troubling questions, turns over the infinitely small and the infinitely large. The wind blows harder and harder, and then the storm explodes: fear of all sorts is admitted. And what if ...?

With humour, appropriateness, and subtlety, Stormy Night explores how thought is invaded by uncertainty, at an age when consciousness begins to intrude upon our carefree existence, never again to let go of us.

Children 6 to 10 years old

 
« In fact, it is the most beautiful staging of a children’s play I have witnessed in the 18 years I have covered children’s theatre. With its delicate use of projected images (blown-up versions of Lemieux’s sketches), brilliant lighting and sound design. Inventive creatures and fantastical costumes crafted to be inhabited and/or manipulated by Ludger Côté, I predict future design awards. [...] Director Gervais Gaudreault surrounded himself with a fabulous creative team, translating Lemieux’s sketches and words into an experience to forever be remembered. »
Kathryn Greenaway, The Gazette

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Photos: François-Xavier Gaudreault

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