Petit bout de bois
— Youth Production
Although Théâtre de la Vieille 17 offers certain performances of its adult productions with English surtitles, this show is only available in French. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By PATRICIA GOMIS
Directed by SYLVIE BAILLON
Exploited by a devious school system, young Souleymane ends up on the street, forced to beg and hand over his takings to the Sérignes daara, the “coranic teachers” who are supposed to provide him with an education.
Petit bout de bois describes the everyday life of Senegal’s street children through marionnettes. It tells the story of the courage of these crafty children, who never abandon their dreams despite life’s difficulties, and who, each day, find a new way to survive as a small child in a world of big people.
FOR AGES 8 TO 12
A DJARAMA company (Sénégal) production, coproduced with LE TAS DE SABLE – CHES PANSES VERTES.
Co-presented by VOX THÉÂTRE and THÉÂTRE DE LA VIEILLE 17.
Author and actor : PATRICIA GOMIS
Director : SYLVIE BAILLON
Acting coach : JEANNINE GRETLER
Music : NDEYE SECK
Puppets built by: VERA ROZANOVA et les enfants du Village Pilote
Graphic design and technical support : CÉCILE BALATE
Costumes : MAME FAGUEYE BÂ
Sets built by: MAYORO NDIAYE
Artistic mentorship: FANNY BERARD
With the support of the Ministère de la Culture du Sénégal, the Institut Français and the Région Haut de France, La Cie de la Casquette (Belgium) and Ecole des Sables (Senegal)
With thanks to : Village Pilote and SAMU social Sénégal