LoveStar – The play

Coproduction Théâtre Incliné and Théâtre de la Petite Marée

Freely inspired by the novel from Andri Snær Magnason.

In a dystopic reality, scientist LoveStar wants to improve the world but her ideas are perverted by her greedy partner. Aiming for a better world, two young lovers will fight against the absurdity of a system which has lost grip on all human values and they will give earth another chance. No dialog family show.

Last artistic piece of our cycle, this futuristic vision of the north joins our last « steps on the circle » with delight and a typically Icelandic poetic irreverence. Formally and visually, the show is inspired by the impressions of the north that José collected by during her travels and specifically by the vastness, by the light and by the perspective illusions produced by white immensity.

As always we have started with a research work on scenic spaces. The idea is to set up a light module that requires little space but which projects images all around the surfaces of the space available, however big or small. A magical box that displays shadows all around thereby altering the perception of perspective of the audience.

LoveStar will be for a family audience.

Residence exchanges with the author and inspirations on Icelandic territory

Andri Snaer Magnason has invited us to Iceland to give us a tour of the places that inspired his novel. This trip will help create images and will keep nourishing the adaptation of the show.

Several months later, in October 2018, we will invite Andri in Laval to share a creation residence and bring him to collaborate on the last stages of the adaptation of his novel.

The coproducer

Théâtre de la petite marée is based in Bonaventure in Gaspésie, Quebec. It is exactly where José Babin grew up, a few steps away from « The pirates island ». This homecoming is in perfect harmony with her work on the relationship with a territory, which was at the heart of the creation cycle on the north. Théâtre de la petite marée is a place of resistance, which succeeds at producing and presenting a unique, selective and innovative theater in Gaspésie. All of which is happening in a tiny space where you can hear the audience breathe. It is the ideal place to create LoveStar. We had wished to work with the artistic director Jacques Laroche for a long while; time has finally arrived!

Creative team 

Author of the novel | Andri Snær Magnason
Adaptation of the novel and dramaturg | Jacques Laroche
Stage direction and scenic writing | José Babin
Co-scenic writing and video images | Alain Lavallée
Stage direction assistant | Lucile Prosper
Cast | Bryan Morneau and José Babin
Set design | Alain Lavallée
Production of the table display | Guy Fortin
Puppets and accessories | Magali Chouinard
Puppets assistance  | Sophie Deslauriers and Alain Lavallée
Music composer | Guido Del Fabbro
Costumes | Linda Brunelle
Lights designer | Cyril Bussy
Sung voice | Flora Fellinger
Spoken voice | Jeanne Madore and Raphaëlle Dubé
Administration | Geneviève Therrien

March 8th, 2020 : Festival Casteliers, Théâtre Outremont, Montréal, Canada

February 26th -27th, 2020 : Krokus Festival, Cultuurcentrum, Hasselt, Belgium

February 9th, 2020 at 02:00 pm: Maison des arts de Laval

October 5th 2019 at 02:00 pm: Maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal

July 10th 2019: Premiere at Préau du Camping Plage Beaubassin (Bonaventure, Quebec) be followed by 27 representations.

April 8th 2019: Rencontre Théâtre Ados (chantier), Maison des arts de Laval (Laval, Quebec)

May 11th 2018: public creation lab in La Belle Église in Chertsey (Quebec)

March 11th 2018: first images of the research presented during festival de Casteliers at café – causerie at 11 am more info

LoveStar at Maison des arts de Laval
9 February 2020 - 9 February 2020
LoveStar at Krokus - Belgium
26 February 2020 - 27 February 2020
LoveStar at Casteliers Festival
8 March 2020 - 8 March 2020

Professionnal space

Next presentation :
March 8th, 2020 : Festival Casteliers, Théâtre Outremont, Montréal, Canada
February 26th-27th, 2020 : Krokus Festival, Cultuurcentrum, Hasselt, Belgium

All audience ages 8 and up
55 minutes
Performance space: 8 x 6,5 x 4,5 meters (h) / 25 x 21 x 14 feet (h)
Touring staff: 5 people

Presentation file

Tehnical rider

Press revues (in french)

Culture Laval revue (in french)


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