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L’UniThéâtre is the only professional francophone theatre company in Alberta and as such we are dedicated to the development of the francophone community and to the promotion of the French language and French-language cultural expressions in Edmonton, Alberta and throughout Canada.

Bello

Bello

SYNOPSIS

Little Bern is a six-year-old farm boy, taken in by his aunt and uncle after his parents die. Ignored by his busy adopted parents, and bullied by his step brother, Little Bern must walk five kilometers from school and back each day. Along the way is the home of Old Nettie, whom everyone in the town fears and calls a witch. One day, Little Bern gets lost in a snowstorm and is saved by none other than Old Nettie. Little Bern comes to know the true story of her difficult life, and of her son Bello, who got lost in a snowstorm himself and never returned. Little Bern then returns the favour and stands up for her against the town. Based on stories from the Mennonite Ukraine of the 1920’s, BELLO is set in a fable-like world. Told in shared narrative by three actors, the play is a parable on overcoming our fears of others who are not like us.