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Quebec Scene

April 20 to May 5, 2007

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Mika, l'enfant pleureur

Maison du Citoyen, Salle Jean-Despréz

Mika, l’enfant pleureur

Written by Pascal Chevarie
Directed by Éric Jean
Produced by Théâtre Bouches Décousues
Presented by Salle Jean-Despréz
Presented in French.Ages 7 and older.


Mika is sad and distracted. He decides to put his grief to good use by setting out to find a legendary volcano whose roaring fire can be extinguished only by all the tears in the world. Along the way he encounters friendship, uncertainty and strife, but he never loses faith in his mission. This is Pascal Chevarie’s first play for young audiences, created to celebrate Théâtre Bouches Décousues’ 20th anniversary season.

Théâtre Bouches Décousues

Théâtre Bouches Décousues contributes to the development of a dramaturgy for children, reaching out to a wider audience. They are well known for saying loud and clear that children are not only tomorrow's audience, they are a worthwhile audience today. Much can be said about relations between children and adults and this important question is the heart of their work. Fundamentally, they believe that everything can be said to children. All of their creations are the result of a long process. They pursue their goals through four principal activities: Artistic research - Creation - Diffusion - Workshops.

Pascal Chevarie

Pascal Chevarie graduated from the playwriting program of the National Theatre School of Canada in 2003. He also has a B.A. in Literature and Theatre Studies from Laval University. His work takes many forms: theatre for youth, adaptation of novels, and scene writing. His plays have been read and played in Montreal, Québec City, Carleton and in Moncton, New Brunswick, in such places as the Théâtre de Quat`Sous, La Maison Théâtre, the Théâtre du Trident and the Théâtre L'Escaouette. He was the prizewinner for his text, Iana et le Mur in the 4th competition for Le théâtre jeune public et la relève organized jointly by CEAD, la Maison Théâtre and l'Option-Théâtre du Collège Lionel-Groulx. Mika, l'enfant pleureur created in French by the Théâtre Bouches Décousues was on the program, along with others, of the 15th Festival Mondial des Arts pour la Jeunesse (ASSITEJ) in September 2005, in Montreal. The play was published by Dramaturges Éditeurs in 2005. It was also read by and for children at the Théâtre National de Toulouse, in France, during the event, Pièces à lire, pièces à entendre. The work was translated into English by Linda Gaboriau for the 2006 Banff playRites Colony in Banff Centre, Alberta.

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Price: Adults $9, Children $7


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