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Montreal Families

Enjoy free theatre at neighbourhood parks

This summer, rediscover a classic children’s story through free theatre performances in local parks. Theatre La Roulotte is returning to Montreal for its 66th season with a play called Astéroïde B 612. There will be 49 performances across the island, starting on June 26 and running until August 17.

This year’s performance is in an adaptation of The Little Prince. “It is not a story with a lot of action, so I had to make it more theatrical,” says Playwright Eric Noel.

The play aims to stay true to the story many know and love while making it more dynamic for young audience members who may be experiencing theatre for the first time.

While the target audience is 6 to 12 years old, the play appeals to the whole family. Whether you are revisiting a timeless classic from your childhood, or introducing your child to it for the first time, Astéroïde B 612 promises an enjoyable evening of theatre right in your neighbourhood. “The Little Prince speaks to both children and adults,” Noel says.

Additionally, Montreal libraries will be hosting theatre workshops in conjunction with the play to initiate children to the world of theatre. In these workshops, Noel will introduce characters from the play as well as familiarize children with theatre concepts.

Admission is free. In case of bad weather, performances may be cancelled.

For more information, visit laroulotte.accesculture.com.

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