A (True) Story

Written and Created By ANAÏS PELLIN
in collaboration with Emilie Leclerc and ​​Anne-Marie Levasseur

From Kleine Compagnie and Théâtre de la Pire Espèce comes this object theatre piece showcasing masterful table-top puppetry and storytelling.

February 22 - 26, 2023 • Langham Court Theatre

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Colourful Clementine show artwork featuring an illustrative drawing of a child, her sister, and silhouettes of her two parents.

About the Show

“Object Theatre at its finest!”– Presentation House Theatre

Get ready for a heartwarming adventure with Clémentine and her little sister Laura as they journey through the ups and downs of family life! When Clémentine discovers that her parents are no longer in love, she’s determined to stop their separation at all costs. But can a spunky young girl really change the course of her family’s fate?

Join Clémentine as she learns to navigate life’s challenges with the help of whimsical puppetry and heartwarming storytelling. From sunny summers to chilly winters, she discovers the true meaning of love and the importance of family, all while putting a smile on your face.

This bright and bubbly production is perfect for kids and their grown-ups alike. Tackling a tricky topic with humour, honesty, and optimism, it’s an entertaining and uplifting experience that will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful. So come along for the ride and see what magic Clémentine has in store!

Performance Schedule

All Performances Take Place at Langham Court Theatre

Public Performances

  • Thursday, February 23 – 1pm (Performance in French)
  • Friday, February 24 – 7pm (Opening Night)
  • Saturday, February 25 – 4pm
  • Sunday, February 26 – 11am / 2pm

Education Performances (School Day Matinee Program)*

  • Wednesday, February 22 – 10am / 1pm
  • Thursday, February 23 – 10am / 1pm (all performances this day are presented in French)
  • Friday, February 24 – 1pm

*to book tickets for our School Matinee Program performances, please contact the Kaleidoscope Education Department


Cast & Creative Team


Anaïs Pellin

Creator / Laura

Isabelle Bartkowiak


Anne-Marie Levasseur

Cast / Collaborator

Francis Monty

Staging Advisor and Dramaturg

Emilie Leclerc

External Eye - English Version

Julie Vallée-Léger

Set Design and Object Collaboration

Leanna Brodie


About the Producing Companies

Kleine Compagnie

The Kleine Compagnie was founded in 2020 on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh First Nations, in the city also known as Vancouver. This company develops an intimate and poetic theatre for young and old alike, inspired by object theatre, puppetry, clowning and visual arts.

Théâtre de la Pire Espèce

Since 1999, La Pire Espèce has borrowed and merged techniques from different disciplines such as puppetry, theatre of objects, clowning, cabaret and street theatre. By exploring the creative process, the company explores stage conventions and the rules of dramatic narration, and seeks to establish a close complicity with the audience. La Pire Espèce has created 26 original works, one exhibition, two street theatre pieces, seven cabarets and shared more than 1800 performances. Half of these were performed abroad while touring in Europe and around the world. The company’s impressive body of work includes five Spanish translations, nine English translations, one Korean translation, one Portuguese translation, a bold adaptation for the deaf, seven co-productions in Quebec and Europe, and several professional workshops for theatre artists and teachers. La Pire Espèce was the driving force behind Carte Premières, the largest independent theatre ticket subscription network in Canada between 2004 and 2015 –– and a founding member of Aux Écuries, the creative and performance space for up-and-coming theatre companies.