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The Aeneid: Exploring the refugee experience... with puppets

This week's show is all about outsider storytelling, and how the sense that you don't belong to the mainstream can make for some powerful artistic statements. Montreal's Talisman Theatre is exploring the notion of the outsider through a classic story: The Aeneid.

But it's diverging from the Virgil epic in a number of ways--it's set in the present day. The cast is made up of immigrants to Quebec. It reworks the tale into a story of immigration and refugee experience.

And it does so with puppets.

Aeneid.JPGMarcelo Arroyo
and Deena Aziz are two of the actors/puppeteers in the performance. They sat down with Jeanette to discuss why this production is so relevant in Quebec right now.

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