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Maritime Marionettes breathes life into an ageless folktale as magically as Rumpelstiltskin spins straw into gold. Rumpelstiltskin is the tale of a poor miller's daughter who becomes trapped in her father's lie: that she can spin straw into gold.

She is forced to perform this impossible task by a greedy king who holds her life in ransom. With nowhere to turn, she forms a pact with a strange little man who agrees to help her in exchange for her first born child. To her surprise, she becomes Queen and mother to the future ruler of the kingdom.

"Rock him gently when he cries, but do not spoil my little prize", mocks the mysterious little man when he returns to haunt the queen and her child. Eager to savor his victory, he gives the queen three days to guess his name in exchange for her son. Unable to reveal her secret to the king, and with only one day left, she conducts a desperate search for the correct name and uses her wits and strength to overcome all adversities.

Rumpelstiltskin uses seven puppets: the king, a courtier, the miller, the rabbit, Rumpelstiltskin and two versions of the miller's daughter - one in plain home spun and the other in her royal garb.

The 50 minute performance is filled with colour, magic and excitement; from the appearance of Rumpelstiltskin to his incredible demise. With brilliant lighting and surging classical music in the background, the show is a wonderful experience for everyone to enjoy.
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Kirikiki

Les marionnettistes de Maritime Marionettes imprègnent de magie ce vieux conte tout comme son personnage principal; Kirikiki.

Cette cinquième production de la compagnie, est l'histoire de la fille d'un pauvre meunier prise au piège de mensonge de son père celui-ci prétend que sa fille peut changer la paille en or. Elle est forcée d'accomplir cette tâche par le roi qui la teint captive. Elle est donc obligée de faire un pacte avec un petit homme bizarre qui exige, en échange de son aide, qu'elle lui donne son premier né. A sa grande surprise, la jeune fille devient effectivement reine et mère.

Le petit homme bizarre re-apparait et la hante. Elle le supplie de ne pas lui enlever son enfant. A la fin, le petit homme consent à lui faire grâce si elle peut deviner son nom. La reine, ne pouvant pas demander d'aide du roi sans dévoiler son affreux marchandage, n'a que trois jours pour découvrir le nom de ce petit homme mystérieux.

Ce spectacle, d'une durée de 47 minutes, en est un de couleurs, mystère, éclairage brillant, le tout arosé de musiques classiques et ce, dès l'entrée en scène de Kirikiki jusqu'à sa débandade finale!
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Credits

Marionette Builders/Props: Bruce Wood, Darryll Taylor

Costumes: Robert Doyle

Recording Production: Reeltime Recorders

Voices: Jamie Bradley, Pamela Kinsman, Mike Peterson

Music: Peer Gynt Suite, Grieg; Danse Macabre, Saint-Saens, The Ring, Wagner

Project assisted by: the Cultural Affairs Division, NS Department of Education.

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In This Section
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Nativity Story
The Bremen Town Musicians
The Lonely Leprechaun
Petrouchka
Molly and the Oak Island Treasure
Rumpelstiltskin
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