Charly dans le désert

Presented by: MIFO and Shenkman Arts Centre presents

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3 pm

Created by Créations in Vivo

Charly's family has suddenly changed. He only sees his father every other weekend and his mother's new boyfriend from Mali just moved in, along with his daughter Inna. Charly’s relationship with his new step-sister goes from bad to worse. The day before he is set to leave on vacation, Charly gets locked in his room with Inna. Their parents have been clear: the two must learn to live together, or else the trip is cancelled. Charly is furious and acts out by making a mess in his room. The two children will have to learn to re-establish a sense of order in their lives all while stumbling upon a few cultural notions along the way.

Charly in the Desert explores themes of tolerance, sharing, and bridging cultural differences. Drawing on African cultural themes and innovative uses of marionettes, the story was inspired by author Ève Alexandre-Beaulieu’s travels through Burkina Faso.

(Run time: 55 min)

Join the Créations In Vivo artists and puppets on stage after the show to learn more about the magic of puppetry.


Ages: 5 to 8 years old
Language: French

Tickets (all-in price):

Regular: 
Adult: $20
Child: $15
Familly (family of 4): $64 

Front+Centre and Carte Privilège members:
Adult: $18
Child: $13
Familly (family of 4): $57

Please note:
All patrons entering the theatre must have a ticket. At shows designated for children 6 years old or younger, a complimentary ticket is available for babes-in-arms. Babes-in-arms are children 12 months of age or younger who will not occupy an additional seat. Parents/guardians must pick up these tickets in person from the Box Office on the day of the show only.


This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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Venue: Richcraft Theatre
Genre: Family, Musical/Theatre


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February 10 at 3:00 pm