Ottawa Magical Family Show: The Ruffled Forest

Spring is here and although the weather hasn’t received the memo yet, Ottawa will soon be blooming. There are thousands of things to do during this season in the capital and it’s often difficult to find activities that are appropriate for children.

If you’re looking for a young audiences play that blends dance and poetry that will make you and your little ones dream, the Alliance Française Ottawa is your friend! This May 27th, their cultural centre is pleased to offer you two performances of The Ruffled Forest.


The Ruffled Forest

The Ruffled Forest is about Racine, a little boy like no other, who has a forest growing on his head that no one has noticed. Fleeing his hostile grandmother and his mocking friends, he runs to take refuge in his forest. It’s then the beginning of a frantic race, causing an extraordinary series of metamorphoses. Helped in his adventures by his faithful friend Meï, he will gradually grow up and learn to overcome his fears to better connect with himself and others.

Through this initiatory journey, the choreographers depict with grace and gentleness the world of childhood, the difficulty and pleasure of growing up. The choreographers’ universe is intertwined with the singular imagination of Mélusine Thiry, author, illustrator, and video artist. The scenography device and the videos, allow a poetic journey between virtual images and moving bodies, for an immersion of the spectator in a sensitive and singular world.

If you want to expose your children, your nieces or nephews, your godchildren, or your grandchildren to the French language, introduce them to theatre or just spend a magical moment with them, The Ruffled Forest is the perfect activity for you this spring!

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Location, Date and Times

The play will take place on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, 333 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5. There will be two performances, one in English at 11am and one in French at 3pm.


Tickets are $20 for the public and $15 for members. If you have a large family, contact the marketing department at for a discount!

French performance tickets:   

Tickets for the English performance:

This performance is sponsored by the Embassy of France in Canada, the Bank of Montreal, the DRG Foundation, Force 5 Foundation, Power Corporation of Canada, and the Alliance Française de Toronto.

For more cultural events and information, follow Alliance Française Ottawa on Instagram and Facebook.

The Ruffled Forest Family Tickets Giveaway

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One lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower will win a family pack of 2 adults and 2 children tickets to The Ruffled Forest play in Ottawa!

The ARV of this prize package is $80!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on May 12th, 2023!

Good luck!

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Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above.

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