The Continuing Story of Jimmy Jones and his Heavenly Truck
Feb 5 & 7, 2020

by Doris, PHT Communications

Presenting Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, Quebec’s famed Object Theatre company,

In a mythical America, Jimmy Jones reveals the stories and disappointments of his father in the middle of cornfields and legends. It is the story of an unusual father.
 
Featuring masterful table-top puppetry, this Object Theatre piece was created in May 2016 by four actors during a Théâtre de la Pire Espèce collective laboratory devoted to short forms. The show has been loved and acclaimed by audiences and reviewers at several festivals in both Canada and France.
 
These public performances are part of the company’s two-week 2020 residency at Presentation House Theatre where they provided workshops and mentorship for experienced local puppetry artists.
  • Text: Francis Monty
  • Creation: Alexandre Leroux and Francis Monty
  • First draft collaboration: Antoine Laprise and Antonia Leney-Granger
  • Design of objects and costumes: Julie Vallée-Léger
  • English translation: Bobby Theodore

Review

The greatest emotions sometimes arise from the most minimalist representations in terms of technical and human means. Personally, I was really impressed by the talent of Francis Monty and Alexandre Leroux, from the Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, a theatre company from Quebec, who manage with almost nothing (toy cars, cotton, Russian dolls or a small wooden house, etc.) to take the audience on a journey through it. – Cristina Marino, L’arbre aux contes, blog Le Monde

All audiences aged 12+  |  60 minutes

Photo by Éric Deguin