6 to 11 years
Ghosts and ladders
Burdened with a secret that, once brought back to light, fades away.
Ghosts and ladders features 3 acrobat performers and one accordion player who make use of movement, music and poetic imagery.
A collection of ladders, with its areas of shadows and light as well as its ups and downs, acts as a backdrop in telling the story of 3 brothers, their mother and a vanished sister. The fiery and boundless energy of the 3 boys hides a deep family secret that Gabriel, the youngest, is trying to uncover. The older brothers try to keep the whole thing under a veil of secrecy that eventually comes out. Gabriel learns that he has a sister who vanished prematurely. He unravels her story thanks to the attraction that a ghost has on him and the kinship and closeness of his brothers.
Director Jackie Gosselin
Assistant director Julie Brosseau-Doré
Set designer (concept) Jackie Gosselin
Visual consultant and costume designer Pierre-Étienne Locas
Music Cathy Nosaty
Lighting design Luc Prairie
Creative team Larissa Corriveau, Daniel Desparois, Frédéric Nadeau, Yves Simard and Martin Vaillancourt