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This Just In: L'Ombre de l'Escargot Embraces Disabilities

Courtesy of Maison Théâtre.

Courtesy of Maison Théâtre.

Play: L’Ombre de l’Escargot
Performances this weekend: April 17 and 18 at 3 p.m. Play runs till April 25.
Age range: 5 to 9
Location: Maison Théâtre, 245 Ontario St. E. 514-288-7211.
More information and tickets

There are still tickets available for L’Ombre de l’Escargot, a play for age 5 to 9 presented by Maison Théâtre, that aims for a humorous twist on approaching disabilities and differences.

A review in today’s Montreal Gazette says the play has the audience “laughing uproariously” during the first half and relaxing into a new understanding about people with disabilities.

The review tells us that the inspiration for the play comes from the playwright’s own life. Jean-Philippe Joubert has a sister who is wheelchair-bound and doesn’t speak. The story is a reflection of his close relationship with her, focusing on a boy trying to find the right gift for his silent, wheelchair-bound sister.

He decides to bring the ballerina from her music box to life, but the ballerina wants to dance for a “perfect” audience. Read the full review.

What else is going on this weekend? Check out the April events calendar, or sign up for the I Spy Montreal newsletter to receive a weekly list.

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