Creative Team

  • Written by: Wajdi Mouawad
  • Translated by: Shelley Tepperman
  • Directed by: Alon Nashman
  • Performed by: Evelyn Gray or Gabe Maharjan
  • Set and Costume: Lindsay Ann Black
  • Sound Design: Christopher-Elizabeth
  • Movement Director: Marie-Josée Chartier
  • Produced by: Theaturtle, in association with Richard Jordan and The Pleasance


Alphonse is lost, walking along a country road, weaving an intricate web of stories, while everyone is searching for him: parents, friends, teachers, the police. What they find is the thing we often give up in order to grow up.


Press & Reviews.

  • BingeFringe

    ★★★★★ "This play is everything....Flawlessly written, beautifully executed."

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  • ThreeWeeks

    ★★★★★ "The genius of this play is that you scarcely notice its gentle but profound probing of the life of the imagination."

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  • The Wee Review

    ★★★★ "...a heart-warming and magical piece of theatre."

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  • NOW Magazine

    ★★★★ “Alphonse reminds us of the magic of theatre.”

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  • Ludwig van Toronto

    ★★★★★ “Live Theatre Returns With A Brilliant Performance”

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  • The Slotkin Letter

    ★★★★★ “..full of wild adventure, dazzling imagination... ”

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  • Toronto Star

    “A modern classic"

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  • The Scotsman

    ★★★★ "A celebration of the imagination..."

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  • City Press Johannesburg

    ★★★★★ “The solo performance was indeed magical.”

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  • Globe and Mail (2002)

    ★★★★/4 “A Runaway Theatrical Success”

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