LES TROIS PETITS VIEUX QUI NE VOULAIENT PAS MOURIR
Théâtre du Frèt
a coproduction with
Festival Les Coups de Théâtre
One day, Ernest, Stanislas and Désiré receive a letter telling them that today is their last day: they have used up all their days of life. Yet the three old men decide to ignore the letter and refuse to die. So, to elude the grim reaper, they joyously invent new lives for themselves, full of youthful mischief and foolishness.
We often think that death is a subject too painful for children to deal with. They have the ability to cope with many experiences, however, provided they are told the truth in words they can understand and are allowed to ask questions and express their feelings.
It is important to talk about death—to laugh about it and cry about it, of course, but with openness, tenderness and dignity, without hypocrisy or false prudishness. This production for all ages offers a genuine depiction of old age, looking at death without fear while evoking everything that is a part of dying: life itself, sorrow and love. Les trois petits vieux qui ne voulaient pas mourir is a hymn to beauty and friendship.
Théâtre du Frèt was born a little over 10 years ago of the experiences and exchanges of Alexandre L’Heureux and Léa Traversy. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, they created a partnership with the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre in Lyon, France. Théâtre du Frèt is the result of this cross-cultural blending.
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