Mrs. Zacharie and her colleague accomplish miracles of evocation. Masters in the manipulation of the textile comedians, flexible and honest in the handling of voices, they communicate a powerful expressivity. We stare at the Earth with an infinite gentleness aboard the stellar bus of Ubus Théâtre. […]
Jean St-Hilaire, Le Soleil, May 23rd 2006
Le Périple is a big show made of a collection of tiny little brilliant things. We leave the representation fully confident in humankind, Art, and ingenuity. With small puppets made from tiny pieces of ropes and dancing lights, Agnès Zacharie (luminous) and Pierre Robitaille (larger than life) tell us the story of Antonios Youssef Zakarias, a free soul, mindful to little things. Rarely does one succeed so well in serving simultaneously children and adults stimulating the intelligence of the former while reviving the innocence of the later. This Périple that she carries along across the vastness of Quebec, she wrote it in honor of her deceased father. Which is where the infinite tenderness of this intimate and deeply moving meeting comes from.
Isabelle Porter, Le Devoir, May 24th 2006
During these difficult times for the drama industry in Quebec, this is an amazing idea that brings a sense of revival to this institution that is having a hard time to stay healthy. A nomadic theatre, good job!
Phillipe Gariépy, reactions, Voir Québec
L’Écrit, a poetic fable that speaks of life, death and the suffering of Hiroshima survivor. With plenty of fineness, wisdom and humor. People’s gestures are precise, symbols are powerful. The creators of L’Écrit have succeeded to create a zen ambiance from the orient with the light, music and even the small song from the spring […]
Jean Siag, La Presse, March 2008
Esthetics take a big place in this philosophical odyssey. The form is so that it makes it possible for both young and grown ups to contemplate an issue that might appear to be complex. […] “Blessed are those who will have a beautiful journey like Ubus Théâtre” […]
M.-A. Boisvert, Le Soleil, August 4th 2007
Full of imagery and suffused with impressive poetic inspiration ― Ernest’s list of inventions to create is particularly amazing in its own right. This story eloquently recounts the uneasiness of Ernest, a boy unlike others.
Michel Bélair, Le Devoir, March 10, 2012
The intimacy inspired by the yellow bus, the imaginative and wonderfully ingenious decor, the unbelievable presence of the comedians who manipulate the puppets and our feelings at will are all the many more incentives which make it imperative to see Ernest T.
Shirley Kennedy, J,H.C.-N., August 18th 2009
[…] The magnificent Nona is an instantly lovable character: from her mind, simple, yet meaningful words flow forth and from her life experience, intriguing, unresolved mysteries unravel. […] Nona is the very embodiment of resilience driving the forces of life and love. This incursion into a minute piece of history, strategically carried by anecdote-based writing, dons a powerfully evocative human dimension. Pictures and video documentaries are emphasized with live, superimposed screenings, puppets and shadow figures. Voices rise, cities burn and people prepare to flee. Aboard a bus converted into a plane, this journey unfolds in an astonishingly seamless flow across time and space. But most importantly, the audience is drawn into a near serene state despite the utter tragedy of the story.
A.-M. Richard, JEU magazine, August 2012
Pictures and video documentaries are emphasized with live, superimposed screenings, puppets and shadow figures. Aboard a bus converted into a plane, this journey unfolds in an astonishingly seamless flow across time and space. But most importantly, the audience is drawn into a near serene state despite the utter tragedy of the story.
Éric Moreault, Le Soleil, August 3dr 2012
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