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The Star Keeper brings the magical universe of children’s dreams to life

by on February 24, 2015


Innovative puppetry company Théâtre de l’Œil has delighted international audiences of all ages for more than 15 years with its magical theatre piece, The Star Keeper. On Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m., the Fredericton Playhouse is pleased to present this imaginative performance as part of the Kidstage Series.

Created in 1997 by Richard Lacroix, André Laliberté and Richard Morin, The Star Keeper has visited more than 10 countries and won a number of awards, including the prestigious Chalmers Canadian Play Award. The production was originally created for Quebec-based Théâtre de l’Œil, a company focused on research and new productions for young audiences. The objectives of the company are to connect with young spectators and to tell stories that resonate with children, making them laugh, dream and reflect.

Theatre of images, shadow and light, The Star Keeper is the story of Pretzel, a funny little worm with a funny little face. His world is inhabited by comical, surprising and touching characters: a tap-dancing spider, a mermaid who plays hard to get, a family of picnicking seahorses and many more memorable figures.

The Star Keeper is a piece of universal theatre without words and without borders, immersed in the magical universe of children’s dreams. The puppets, music, scenography and special effects create a delicate and poetic language that tells the story of Pretzel and his shining star.

Audience members are invited to stick around after the show for a free Experience More! activity. Meet the performers who bring the beautiful creatures of The Star Keeper to life and ask them questions in a Talk Back Session with Puppeteers.

Tickets for The Star Keeper are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office at 458-8344 or online at

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