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COUP DE COEUR FRANCOPHONE | FRED PELLERIN

The 27th edition of the Coup de coeur francophone de Vancouver has begun! We are opening this first evening with the famous storyteller Fred Pellerin. With over 3,000 performances throughout the francophone world to his credit, he will touch down in Vancouver to bring us "Un village en trois dés" [“a 3-D village”], a new story about his hometown, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, and about its first postmistress.

400 tickets are available for in-person attendance. 

This show will not be broadcast on thepointofsale.com.

TICKET PRICES – SHOW AT GRANVILLE ISLAND STAGE - 1585 JOHNSTON STREET, VANCOUVER - 8 P.M. -

GENERAL ADMISSION - DOORS OPENING AT 7:30 P.M.

 

Presale

At the door

Member

Single ticket: $35*

*$2 additional fee

Single ticket: $40*

*$2 additional fee

Non-Member

Single ticket: $40*

*$2 additional fee

Single ticket: $45*

*$2 additional fee

 

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FRED PELLERIN (QC)

A graduate in literature from the Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières, the son of a chartered accountant, he became “an accidental storyteller” and a lovable one at that, having been raised from childhood on the stories of his grandmother, his neighbour Eugène, and his father. Fred Pellerin’s stories are those of his village: Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, a small town in the Mauricie region in Quebec “where elves and fairies hit the windshield when you drive at night”. Anecdotes, secrets, gossip are grist to the mill for Fred Pellerin, who turns them into stories for grown-ups. Fred Pellerin has more than 3,000 performances of six shows for francophone audiences under his belt. Each show tells a story that features an inimitable protagonist in his hometown, and each story is named by a colourful idiomatic expression that he adapts with an ingenious play on words! For example, for the title of his 2001 show “Dans mon village, il y a belle lurette…”, he turns the expression meaning “from time immemorial” into a woman’s name – the lovely Lurette! He followed up with shows named by even more clever puns: “Il faut prendre le taureau par les contes!” [“Take the bull by the tales” instead of “by the horns”] (2003); “Comme une odeur de muscles” [“Like the scent of muscles” instead of “musk”] (2005); “L’Arracheuse de temps” [For his story about a dentist, he changes the expression ‘tooth puller” to the rhyming words “time puller”] (2008); “De peigne et de misère” [For his story about a hairdresser, instead of “pain and misery”, he uses the rhyming word “comb” and misery](2012); and “Un village en trois dés” (2017) [He refers to his town with a pun on “3-D” and “3 dice”.] In addition to four original collaborations with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, three of these stories were adapted to film, including “L’Arracheuse de Temps”, to be released in the fall of 2021.

First and foremost a storyteller, Fred is also a singer. His first album, entitled “Fred et Nicolas Pellerin” (2007), was a collection of traditional songs that he recorded with his brother Nicolas. Four solo albums followed: “Silence” (2009), “C’est un monde” [“It’s a world” (2011), “Plus tard qu’on pense” [“Later than you think”] (2014) and “Après” [“After] (2018). Sales on his solo albums have surpassed 400,000 and each new release has garnered Félix awards (from ADISQ, the “Association du disque et de l’industrie du spectacle du Québec”). He has collected more prizes than he can count: Félix for album of the year, Gemini award for best special edition of a variety show, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec, Félix for top album sales, and a plethora of others. On November 13, he will be in Vancouver to tell us the story of "Un village en trois dés" (3-D village). This sixth part in the series about Fred’s hometown tells the story of Alice, the first postmistress in local history.

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