utopian fantasy

Creation summer 2022

spectacle fixe de 40 minutes


Five busy, hyper-connected, stressed men and women come and go with their giant suitcase, hurrying and stressing themselves until they break, shock, daze.

From this state will be born around them and in them new forms of symbols of life, of connection to nature and to the beings that populate it...

Taking the emblematic character of the Penguin to express the fragility of the current world and the necessary solidarity to get us out of our "human, too human" functioning...

What better way to express this world than through the play of metamorphoses, one of the trademarks of the Compagnie des Quidams?


Photo : Douglas - agence314.ch

Spectacle de 40 minutes, fixe, nocturne et tout public.

Public capacity: 500 people on bleachers

Stage space: 20m opening by 14m depth and 5m minimum height

5 puppeteers + 2 technicians

Number of artists on tour : 9

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Creative team

Author(s) Jean-Baptiste Duperray, Solange Hutmacher, Géraldine Clément & Dominique Bettenfeld

Directors Jean-Baptiste Duperray & Solange Hutmacher

Composers Didier Boyat & Alexandra Santander - Sueño en la Fábrica

Direction of the actors Dominique Bettenfeld

Actors Bastien Rolly, Florian Hérin, François Doré, Géraldine Penain & Violette Doré

Stage management & counterpoint Jean-Loup Buy & Dominique Bettenfeld

Drawings & costume design Géraldine Clément

Costume design Jean-Marc Noirot-Cosson

Handyman artists Frédéric Grand & Laurie Mondet

Production Compagnie des Quidams

CoproductionsThonon Evénements (Thonon-les-Bains - 74) & Le Pôle (Le-Revest-les-Eaux - 83)

Supported by the Department of Ain within the framework of the Aid to Artistic Creation, DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes & Groupe des 20 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

MJC Pop Corn (Bourg-en-Bresse - 01), Thonon Events (Thonon-les-Bains - 74) & Le Pôle (Le-Revest-les-Eaux - 83)


With the support of

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First dates

24 juin 2022 – Espaces d’un été, Bourg-en-Bresse (01)
25 juin 2022 – La Fête à Voltaire, Ferney-Voltaire (01)
02 & 03 août 2022 – La Plage des 6 Pompes, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Suisse)
05 & 06 août 2022 – Les Fondus du Macadam, Thonon-les-Bains (74)
08 octobre 2022 – Valserhône (01)
29 septembre 2023 – Domaine de Cibeins, Misérieux (01)