Une petite fête: A Space for Freedom and Joyful Dissent

NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse family series kicks off with festive chaos and a healthy dose of irreverence

October 16, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On October 28 and 29, two performers and a dynamic musician invite children ages 4 to 8—and perhaps their parents—to a secret party, a little mischievous, a little delirious; a party where mild delinquency is encouraged, because in this cabaret of dissent, the children make the decisions!

Over the last 50 years, Le Carrousel theatre company has reached more than a million spectators in 16 countries on 4 continents, and has gone on nearly 100 international tours! To mark the occasion, the company has prepared a magical cake scene and an exuberant party that thumbs its nose at rules and conventions.

“The show is meant to be an ode to freedom, a place where differences are welcomed with open arms and a time to reflect on our collective habits and convictions. Join us as you laugh, delight and grow.”

– Marie-Eve Huot, Director of Une petite fête and Artistic Director of Le Carrousel

NAC French Theatre is delighted to co-produce this series of outrageous tableaux that question some of the rules that govern our daily lives ... even in the theatre. That’s what this show written by Martin Bellemare celebrates: the importance of making room for questioning, and even resistance, with humour and intelligence.



Because the experience of going to the theatre begins long before you step into the performance hall, families are welcome to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the performance to warm up their imaginations. Many activities and surprises await you in the Studio Foyer!



Azrieli Studio

School matinees: October 25, 26, 27 (it is possible for the media to attend if there are seats available)

Family performances: October 28 and 29, at 1pm and 3pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Tickets: $15

To purchase tickets, visit https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33692 or call 1-844-985-2787 (ARTS). To find out what you need to know before accessing the building and facilities, click: https://nac-cna.ca/en/visit

Visit the NAC website to learn more about the 2023-2024 NAC French Theatre season.



The National Arts Centre Foundation would like to thank Lead Donor, the Slaight Family Foundation, Supporting Partner of French Theatre, Québecor, and Official Hotel Partner, Embassy Hotel & Suites.



The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety — and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.





Sylvain Lavoie

Communications Strategist, French Theatre

National Arts Centre



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