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Une petite fête - Cabaret de la dissidence

Free-range theatre

Caroline Robert and Vincent Morisset - Studio AATOAA
© David Ospina
© David Ospina
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 4-8

  • Approx. 45 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10:00 am French Seats available
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:30 pm French Seats available
Thursday, October 26, 2023 10:00 am French Seats available
Friday, October 27, 2023 10:00 am French Seats available

“Party box and confetti”

You’re cordially invited to keep your shoes on when you climb on the cake. Yes, you read that right: to celebrate its 50th birthday, the Le Carrousel theatre company has prepared a fabulous cake/stage and a wild party that thumbs its nose at rules and conventions. 

For everything to be perfect, we’ll need: a one-person band, a totally crazy set, and, of course, popcorn! Is that allowed in the theatre? Only if you chew it loudly, obviously! It’s also essential that the show start at the end, because the end is the best part, right? In short, you’ve got it, we’re having fun shaking up the idea that children and audiences should always be well behaved: taking our assumptions apart to get a better idea of how they work. 

Parents, fear not: the two joyfully offbeat presenters—part pirates, part circus artists—will be on hand to monitor all this festive disruption! In a series of fantastic tableaux, they’ll blow a healthy puff of dissidence powder onto the audience. 

In French ● Ages 4+ ● Intimate show 

  • Written by Martin Bellemare
  • Directed by Marie-Eve Huot
  • With Pénélope Ducharme, Mathieu Gosselin and Némo Babin
  • Assistant director Alexandra Sutto
  • Music Diane Labrosse
  • Performance space and props Margot Lacoste
  • Lighting Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
  • Costumes and props Sarah Chabrier
  • Dramaturgical consultant Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
  • Producer Le Carrousel, compagnie de théâtre
  • Co-producer NAC French Theatre and Société de développement culturel de Terrebonne
  • Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.