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Powerless citizens, indignation, eco-anxiety, abuse of power. What can theatre offer as a solution? Perhaps these humans, gathered here, can spark a discussion. A discussion nourished by sensibility, by the meeting of bodies, by astonishing aesthetics, uncomfortable words and distorted realities.
The weight of the world lies heavy on Jeanne and Olivier. She vandalizes ads. He dreams of his generation being burned like marshmallows. Then, a school election is organized as part of the shamefully underfunded Future Week. Catalyzed by the hope that they can make a difference, the two face off in an election campaign filled with fiery speeches, ninja treks, collusion and g***amn unicorns.
Le poids des fourmis juggles issues of citizen mobilization, global angst and abuse of power with scathing humour. Oscillating between a desire for change and crushing pessimism, Le poids des fourmis asks audiences to reflect on the weight they carry on their shoulders, but above all, the weight they carry in the world.
Theatre for the frustrated teenager in all of us
Political satire in theatre
Kitsch and cynicism: theatre that doesn’t take itself (too) seriously
Location: La Grande Salle, Place des Arts
Duration: 75 minutes, without intermission
Spokesperson: Camille Dillon, High School Student and Activist
- David Paquet
- Philipe Cyr
- Lou Savoie-Calmette
- Dominique Quesnel
- Gaétan Nadeau
- Camille Massicotte
- Vanessa Beaupré
- Odile Gamache
- Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
- Christophe Lamarche
- Étienne René-Contant
- Émanuelle Kirouac-Sanche
Creations Technical Director
- Mélissa Perron
Technical Tour Crew
- Antoine Breton
- Mario Borges
- Joachim Tanguay
The TNO wishes to acknowledge the contribution of the Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord and Collège Boréal as show partners.
The TNO wishes to equally acknowledge Les Voyagements – Théâtre de création for the post show Q&A, a mediation activity presented thanks to their support.
Le poids des fourmisA production by Théâtre Bluff
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