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Alphonse

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Charlotte

A Tri-Coloured Play with Music

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Kafka and Son

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Essential, ecstatic theatre

that touches the earth and ignites the soul.

Who We Are

Theaturtle was established in 1999 to create essential, ecstatic theatre that touches the earth and ignites the soul. Its name is derived from stories told in both Indigenous and Jewish traditions that the world sits on the back of a turtle. We develop work slowly and carefully, plodding like a turtle. Then we glide into national and international waters to share our Canadian-made, physically and musically robust theatre.

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Gabe Maharjan as Alphonse

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Theaturtle sending Alphonse and Kafka and Son to Edinburgh 2022!

Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad, and Kafka and Son will be performed at the 2022 edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Richard Jordan Productions, in association with the Pleasance, will present these two hit Canadian productions. Alon Nashman returns in Kafka and Son after a sold-out run in 2017, while Alphonse features Edinburgh newcomer Gabe Maharjan.

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