Bar Kapra the squirrel hunter
“Superb . . . A show that is not to be missed.” – Culture Plus
March 4-16, 2016
*NOMINATED for three META Awards*
Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding New Text and Outstanding Original Composition
Presented at Studio Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire.
By Joseph Shragge, Directed by Andreas Apergis, Dramaturgy by Ben Klein. Assistant Directed by Joseph Shragge.
Stage Managed by Jacynthe Lalonde, Set Design by Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Costume Design by Susana Vera, Lighting Design by Julie Basse, Sound Design by Joseph Browne and David Oppenheim, Video design by Phillipe Blanchette and Trevor Keirnander.
Cast: Chip Chuipka, Jennifer Roberts and France Rolland.
Photo credits: Jennifer Roberts as Trout, France Rolland as Bat Kapra, photo by Jeremy Bobrow
A parable of revenge about two feuding squirrel hunters and the protégé torn between them. Past the blue field and the melting tree, there’s a snowy mountain covered with pines where they have been working for years to rid the forest of squirrels. Bar Kapra hunts the squirrels, Bat Kapra bags the corpses and Trout disposes of them. One day an argument ensues between Bar and Bat over his methods of hunting. Their squirrelly actions draw us into their absurdist realm.
“Light and profound; funny and dark; magical and rough. It brings a message of forgiveness and friendship within a world of wonder.” – Curtains Up
“Viscerally enchanting.” – Montreal Theatre Hub
“A whimsical exegesis on the issues of rage, revenge and redemption in a sumptuous feast of sounds and colours”
– Anna Fuerstenberg, Freelance Critic
Video filmed and edited by Andreas Apergis. Chip Chipka as Bar Kapra, France Rolland as Bat Kapra and Jennifer Roberts as Trout.