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Toronto: Plexus Polaire presents a puppet adaptation of “Moby Dick” December 13, 15 and 16

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Why Not is thrilled to be partnering with Harbourfront Centre to present a wildly-original theatrical adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, by innovative French-Norwegian puppetry company, Plexus Polaire! Moby Dick will run over three performances on December 13, 15 and 16 at the Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s fifth annual Festival of Cool. The Toronto presentation will be the play’s Ontario premiere.

Hailed by critics as ‘a creation of great poetic power, melancholic, visually stunning’ and ‘a dark and powerful philosophical tale,’ Plexus Polaire’s Moby Dick is a unique theatrical adaptation of Melville’s ‘wonderful beast of a book,’ featuring seven actors, fifty puppets, video-projections, a ‘drowned’ orchestra and a whale-sized whale.

Tickets starting at $20 (with discounts for students and groups of 4).

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Calling all Artists!

Join Viktor Lukawski, Artistic Director of ZOU theatre company and member of Plexus Polaire, for a three-day puppet workshop from December 8-10 at Toronto’s C-Space. Participants will explore the puppets, tools, and themes that are at the heart of Yngvild Aspeli’s work – creator/director of Moby Dick.

Through an exploration of miniature to life-size puppets, the workshop will focus on storytelling and character development, while illuminating the unique ways a puppeteer can embody a “double presence.” This is an ideal workshop for artists who want to expand their artistic palette by enriching their storytelling abilities.

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Photo: Captain Ahab. © 2022 Christophe Raynaud de Lage.