The Chirping Cricket Lost in a Living Room

by Claudie Gagnon

For children 4 and over (family audiences)

5 and over (school groups)

Show without words

 

“ It’s magical [] A spectacular visual [] It’s fantastic. It works, it’s fabulous. A beautiful production“.

Joannie Lehoux, MaTV Lezarts, March 2015

“ One of the most beautiful plays I’ve seen at Gros Becs Theatre this season [ It’s a very beautiful show, I recommend it to all “.

Patricia Tadros, Radio-Canada Québec, March 2015

“Like Claudie Gagnon’s previous creation, Les mécaniques célestes, this new tale welcomes us into a magical world, imbued with tenderness and brimming with marvels that fill us with wonderment and bring a smile to our lips. Even those parents who are tempted to explain everything to their children eventually fall silent and let this magic, built seemingly out of nothing, work its spell. […] The great strength of the Théâtre des Confettis and Claudie Gagnon, who created this show (developing the concept, directing the play and designing the sets, costumes and accessories) resides in an ability to conjure up magical worlds into which both adults and children can lose themselves for a precious moment. […] L’histoire du grillon égaré dans un salon is a story of unending possibilities…

Daphné Bathalon, MonTheatre.qc.ca, November 2014

Conception of the show and staging : Claudie Gagnon
Conception of sets, costumes and props : Claudie Gagnon
Music : Frédéric Lebrasseur
Lighing : Christian Fontaine
Original cast : Jonathan Gagnon, Maryse Lapierre and Frédéric Lebrasseur

Tour cast : Olivier Forest, Jonathan Gagnon and Maryse Lapierre

 

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Photo : André Kedl

” The Chirping Cricket Lost In a Living Room is the tale of a child discovering how one can find poetry in the everyday objects around us. The living room in question is an austere one, and a bit of imagination is needed to find magic in things like a key, a shoe, a mirror or a flute and let them become passageways to a world of wonders. The child comes to understand that delving into a book, gazing at a painting or being enveloped by enchanting music can change boredom into a voyage through fabled lands. Without ever leaving the room, he has adventures and meets fascinating characters, who do not necessarily communicate in words. Wasting time can be a splendid pastime.”    Claudie Gagnon

 

After she had conceived for Théâtre des Confettis the installation shows Goodies, Beasties and Sweethearts and Celestial Mechanics, multidisciplinary artist Claudie Gagnon unfolds this time on the stage, her unique, fantastic and joyful environment.

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PerformanceTimeCity
SEASON 2016-17
March 1st, 201710 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 2nd, 201710 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 2nd, 201713 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 3rd, 201710 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 3rd, 201713 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 4th, 201711 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 5th, 201711 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 5th, 201715 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 7th, 201715 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 9th, 201715 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
March 12th, 201711 h 00La Maison Théâtre, Montréal
SEASON 2014-2015
November 22, 201411 h 00Monument national (Studio Hydro-Québec), Montréal
November 23, 201415 h 00Monument national (Studio Hydro-Québec), Montréal
February 25, 20159 h 45Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
February 25, 201512 h 45Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
February 26, 20159 h 45Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
February 27, 20159 h 45Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
February 28, 201513 h 30Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
March 1st, 201513 h 30Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
March 1st, 201515 h 30Centre national des Arts, Ottawa
March 17, 20159 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 18, 20159 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 18, 201513 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 19, 20159 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 20, 20159 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 20, 201519 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 22, 201511 h 00Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 22, 201515 h 00Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 23, 20159 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec
March 24, 20159 h 30Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs, Québec

The Chirping Cricket Lost in a Living Room

Show created at Festival Les Coups de Théâtre, (Montréal), November 22, 2014

A child curled up in an overpowering armchair. A grown-up living room without color or sound except for the constant tick-tock of the rhythmic clock. Boredom surrounds the child in this living room where time seems to stand still. And then, suddenly, a sound is heard and the child livens up to search for its source. His search behind doors, under furniture and rugs, in cupboards and drawers…even in books awakens his imagination which had been clouded with boredom. Each movement brings upon a discovery and his surroundings burst to life: a forest grows from the walls, a magical musical elf plays tricks, and characters and their stories jump out of books.

A journey for the eyes and ears, The chirping cricket lost in a living room, plays with a child’s natural curiosity and with a child’s ability to transform boredom into a magical, mystical adventure filled with mysterious treasures. Not only does this multidisciplinary wordless play by Claudie Gagnon spark wonder in a child, it initiates the child to music and traditional tales. A few sounds and musical notes are all it takes to create new paths and brides to make believe worlds ready to be explored.