Cirque Alphonse brings Animal to the Vancouver Playhouse

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      The Cultch and Vancouver International Children’s Festival have announced that they are bringing a new circus show to the Vancouver Playhouse from September 20 to 24.

      Animal, performed by Québec's Cirque Alfonse, is a multidisciplinary show, suitable for all ages, that brings together circus, theatre, song, and dance. It is directed by Alain Francoeur and features original music and songs by David Simard

      "In this re-invented agricultural world," reads a new release, "the farm is turned upside down and the barn turned inside out. A gentleman farmer has surrounded himself with some familiar but slightly outlandish creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks are slightly menacing, and the cows are kicking up a fuss.

      "With Animal, the ensemble takes the audience on a journey of discovery through a series of slightly surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity, and the comic touch for which Cirque Alfonse is known."

      Animal features performances by acrobats Antoine Carabinier Lépine, Julie Carabinier Lépine, Alain Carabinier, Jonathan Casaubon, Jean-Philippe Cuerrier, and Geneviève Morin; and musicians Josianne Laporte, David Simard, and Guillaume Turcotte.

      Tickets start at $20 and you can find them here.