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Montreal Families

Theatre group rolls into a park near you

It’s many swimmer’s worst nightmare: you’re splashing around and having fun in the pool when suddenly you lose your bathing suit bottom. This summer, dive into the fictional world of Montreal’s swimsuit-snatching creatures in Les Déculottés.

The play, put on by Théâtre La Roulotte, takes place in the not-so-distant-past during a scorching summer day. Sunbathers soon discover their local pool has been overrun by creepy critters who steal your bathing suit if you dare step into their pool. But three young friends who need the pool to rehearse their choreography for a synchronized swimming competition brave the waters and attempt to get rid of these aquatic trespassers.

Théâtre La Roulotte will be holding the free productions in parks across Montreal including La Fontaine and Beaubien Parks. The theatre group, who has been performing classic stories like Pinocchio and Hansel and Gretel for children and families since 1953, decided to do things a little differently when they put out a call to young writers to come up with this summer’s production. With the piece, writer Lauriane Derouin wanted to create a “new urban legend for Montreal.”

The performances will be held across the city from June 28 to Aug. 23.

For more information or to view the performance schedule, visit accesculture.com/contenu/roulotte.

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