By La Fille Du Laitier
“Every day during the Fringe, I get asked the same question about ten times- “what’s the best thing you’ve seen?”
The answer is Macbeth Muet.”
-Kelly Bedard of myentertainmentworld.ca
Dark. Deliciously Diabolical. Dialogue-free. Macbeth Muet, a puppet adaptation of Macbeth, has been described as an “inventive and oxygenating tiny-cast retelling... It may break your heart in a way you don’t see coming.” (The New York Times ) Combining live theatre and object puppetry, this 50 minute frenzy of violence, tomfoolery and high energy wit, courtesy of Montreal’s La Fille du Laitier theatre company, has won enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and critics across the continent.
Montreal actors Clara Prévost and Jérémie Francoeur weave everyday objects as puppets and copious amounts of blood into a spirited study of human nature in the face of tragedy, moving skillfully between pathos and comedy. A simple paper plate with eyes conveys a broad range of human emotion in ways you may never have considered possible. Very clever silliness is leavened with a steadily increasing body count, perfectly timed to an eclectic soundtrack ranging from to Bjork to Mozart to Simon and Garfunkel.
Dubbed a “must see”, Macbeth Muet won universal raves at last year’s Fringe Festival in Toronto. NOW Magazine named it Winner in the Best Director, Best Ensemble and Best Production categories of their Toronto Fringe Awards. If you missed out then... or if you just want more... this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a day out in one of Ontario’s prettiest towns. Explore local brewing companies, enjoy fine dining, then settle in for 50 minutes of sex, violence and puppet shenanigans.
50-55 minutes. Object and physical theatre.
Clara Prévost Dubé
Since graduating as an actor from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2015, Clara has played in Wombat, written and directed by Jean-Guy Legault, as well as touring in France with Dans ma maison de papier, j’ai des poèmes sur le feu, a new creation by esteemed Québécois
director Eric Jean. Other credits include Anne, la maison aux pignons verts (directed by Frédéric Bélanger), and Filles en liberté with Théâtre Pap (directed by Patrice Dubois). Web séries and short films roles include Océane, Starving artists, Rôle muet, Du nouveau par la fenêtre, etc. She collaborated and performed in Après le temps, created by her own compagnie, Fil d’or productions, and her first play, La Place Rouge, will be playing in Montréal Théâtre Denise Pelletier next season. Clara was happy to make her première as an english performer last season in a reading directed by Ellen David in Montreal.
Graduating from the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique de Montréal in 2012, Jérémie played the title role in La Roulotte's Peter Pan upon arriving on the Montreal scene. Since 2012, credits include dancing with the Dave St Pierre company, as well as playing in television (Les Bobos, 30 vies, un sur 2, Nouvelle Adresse). Jérémie produces evenings of poetry in Montreal and Trois-
Rivières, and in 2017 he will remount Dans L'éveil de la Mouche, a creation by Philippe Boutiny
With a bachelor degree in theater studies from Laval University and an additional diploma from he National Theater School of Canada (graduated in 2014, with focus on interpretation), Marie-Hélène Bélanger had the crazy and folkloric idea of doing theater in a van. She founded in 2015 the company “La Fille Du Laitier”; a delivery-theater service. The goal: to come closer, to surrender, to be surprised, to suspend for a moment the routine of those passing by; to tame, to demystify, to excite their curiosity. The company has created 3 shows including “Caisse 606” and “Macbeth Muet” which won several awards and mentions. Marie-Hélène had her first film experiences in the
movies “Miséricorde” (Fulvio Bernasconi) and “Excursion Nocturne” (Création 1er Plan). On stage, she played Greta in Les Haut-Parleurs between 2015 and 2018 (text and director: Sébastien David).de la Mouche, a creation by Philippe Boutiny
Jon Lachlan Stewart
Jon is a graduate of the National Theatre School's directing program, as well as a graduate of the acting stream of Studio 58 in Vancouver. Credits include Ruddigore (Lakeshore Light Opera), Macbeth Muet (La Fille Du Laitier), Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable (Centaur Wildside Festival and Théâtre Prospero), Tong: a tip of the tongue opera (La Fille du Laitier) and Caisse 606 (La Fille Du Laitier) assistant directing on Funny Girl (Segal centre), as
well as numerous past directing credits. Upcoming: Jonathan Livingston (Surreal
SoReal), Trying to listen while not giving a fuck, Surreal SoReal, as well as Lungs (Shadow Theatre), and an adaptation of The Little Prince with Crows Theatre in Toronto.
About the Theatre:
Montreal’s La Fille du Laitier (The Milkman’s Daughter) is one of the city’s most vibrant new companies. Founded in 2015 by three graduates of the National Theatre School of Canada, the troupe is bringing innovative, madcap theatre to the Montreal public through their portable theatre – a renovated fire truck from the 1970s.