The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Agent Asia   Elisabeth Comtois 1 514-273-3093
© Margo Ellen Gesser


Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.


[…] Les parents qui s’y connaissent adorent les mises en scène de la compagnie Mermaid. Même si vous n’êtes pas un amateur de la Chenille (mais est-ce que nous ne le sommes pas un peu, tous et toutes ?) l’usage de la lumière noire est fascinant.

— New York Magazine (États-Unis)


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© Margo Ellen Gesser