De glace

Immersive Nordic tale

Caroline Robert and Vincent Morisset - Studio AATOAA
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
© Camille Gladu-Drouin
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 8-14

  • Approx. 1 hour
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00 am French sold out
Friday, March 15, 2024 10:00 am French sold out
Friday, March 15, 2024 12:30 pm French sold out

“Lost in the light ”

After White Out and La chambre des enfants, L’eau du bain theatre company is back with a spellbinding new work, crafted of smoke and light, that brings to life a jewel of Nordic literature, a story of a whirlwind friendship that penetrates us through the pores of our skin! 

Wearing headphones, you prepare to enter a surreal environment, a kind of forest of glittering mist. Immersed in this world shaped by cold and ice, you hear the story of an intense friendship between two young girls, Unn and Siss—a friendship that ends abruptly at the very moment of its birth. And your heart starts to beat in time with these two soulmates whose connection not even separation can break. A tear freezes. The window fogs up. A lacework of frost. Suddenly, a ray of light shines through. A little rainbow appears on your cheek. No, it’s not quite the end of winter, but perhaps a promise of gentler weather. 

*80 tickets only per performance! 


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    Director Anne-Marie Ouellet
  • nancy-bussieres-square
    Lighting Nancy Bussières
  • thomas-sinou-patrick-simard
    Sound Thomas Sinou
  • Written Tarjei Vesaas
  • Translation Jean-Baptiste Coursaud
  • Adaptation Mélanie Dumont and Anne-Marie Ouellet
  • Directed by Anne-Marie Ouellet
  • Lighting Nancy Bussières
  • Sound Thomas Sinou
  • With Odile Gagné-Roy, Émilie Camiré-Pecek, Justine Fortin-Lacombe, Marie-Pier Lajoie and Guillaume Saindon
  • Dramaturg Mélanie Dumont 
  • Assistant director Elyse Gauthier and Guillaume Saindon
  • Sets and Costumes Karine Galarneau
  • Multimedia Guillaume Saindon
  • Production Manager Mégane Trudeau
  • Technical Director Charlie Loup S. Turcot
  • Producers L’eau du bain and NAC French Theatre

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