Production – Théâtre À l’Envers
Public – Children, 3 to 8 years old (family) and 4 to 8 years old (school)
Type – Congolese dramatist, puppets, shadow theatre, and object theatre
Duration – 45 min
Synopsis – MWANA AND THE TURTLE’S SECRET
A beautiful story, spun from an African tale, of a courageous young girl named « Mwana » who lives in a village deep in a forest. Every day, a giant monster comes to steal the villagers’ food. When Mwana proposes to confront the giant, the Village Chief wonders how such little girl could defeat a monster that no one has ever been able to stop. Is there a secret that only Mwana knows? This story takes the audience on a theatrical journey about courage, love and friendship as it re-explores the French proverb “We often need someone smaller than ourselves”.
Team – Performers: Patience Bonheur Fayulu and Patricia Bergeron | Ideation: Patricia Bergeron, Patience Bonheur Fayulu, in collaboration with Marie-Ève Lefebvre, Steve Beshwaty | Written and Directed: Patricia Bergeron in collaboration with Patience Bonheur Fayulu | Assistant Director: Patricia Bergeron and Marie-Ève Lefebvre | Illustrations: Steve Beshwaty | Scenography and costumes: Fanny Bisaillon | Lighting: Mathieu Marcil | Theater of Shadows: Marie-Ève Lefebvre | Music: Dumisizwe Vuyo Bhembe | Puppet: Salim Hammad