Théâtre La Roulotte
Directed by: Philippe Robert
Montreal, QC, June 2022
Written by: Philippe Robert, adapted from the short story by Nicolas Gogol
Costume Design by: Erika Parra
Set Design by: Anne-Sophie Gaudet
“One summer morning, Mr. Pierre, a teacher, wakes up to find his nose gone! Panicked, he immediately embarks on a frantic quest through the city to find it. With the help of a mischievous young girl named Anna, he will try by all means to make his way through the absurd workings of a society that is beyond him. Who are we in the eyes of others? Who are we beyond this gaze? These are the questions that this surrealist fable tackles in a zany and touching way.”
The Costume design proposal is a playful combinations of colours, textures and silhouettes from various periods in history seen through the eyes of a child. The characters live in a surreal world that makes sense through out the imagination of the viewers and the wonderful story. More than 20 characters, played by 5 actors, were created for this story, including a 5 Feet tall nose mascot. and two puppets.