THE BLUE OF BEES

« The Blue of Bees tells the story of a child’s battle with words, sounds, senses, as she is possessed by and learns to possess the French language. »

Adapted from the novel by Argentinian author Laura Alcoba (published by Gallimard in 2013).

Object theater with paper puppets.
Family show, 6 years old and up.

The company is actively searching for partners for residencies, co-producers, pre-programming, and educational collaborations around the creation of the show.

GOING UP IN NOVEMBER 2019

The Blue of Bees is a story of rage and the determination of a child to find her place in the world of exile.

The story is told between a carefree France and a tormented Argentina in the 1970s. A little girl has to leave her country. Her parents, political activists, are pursued by the military dictatorship.
In Argentina, she hangs all her hopes on the Paris she imagines, with its Eiffel Tower and its booksellers. However, when she arrives, she finds her mother’s home is in the ghetto of Blanc-Mesnil.

“ It’s not Paris, but it’s really close” she writes to her friends.
At school, she is teased for her accent. What does she have to do to be like “all” the other children? “