The 7 Fingers Cuisine & Confessions

COME FOR THE CIRCUS, STAY FOR THE BANANA BREAD!

Storytelling through food… this is the sweet taste of childhood, of a summer breeze through a screen door. Or the hot chocolate-dampened lips of a first kiss.

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point.

From the creators of this past season’s surprise hit Traces, comes CUISINE & CONFESSIONS, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will satisfy the senses!

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THE JOY OF COOKING. – Montreal Gazette
A playful and participatory show of pure creativity. – Le Journal De Montreal
  1. All true stories.
    The show was built on the real-life personal stories of the cast. Creation began with extensive storytelling sessions from which directors Shana Carroll and Sébastien Soldevila extracted facts, themes and images that they wove throughout each act, all based on these real stories. 
  1. Three items are cooked live on stage — an omelet, banana bread and a vegetable pasta dish. Each of these foods was also derived from the real, personal stories of the cast. 
  1. All original music.
    The entire soundtrack was created specifically for the show. Notably, New York jazz club owner and pianist Spike Wilner came to Montreal for extensive recording sessions, providing a bank of piano music to choose from during creation. (Director Sébastien Soldevila is also musical director.) 
  1. To create the set, set designer Ana Capellutto had each artist and designer bring photos of their childhood kitchens, their current kitchens and their dream kitchens. These photos were left on the wall during creation and greatly inspired the final design. Capellutto also asked each performer to bring in a personal item to keep somewhere in the set to help create this intimate kitchen space. The set continues to tour with these personal items. 
  1. All food prep happens live on stage, either during pre-show (with audience assistance!) or during the performance (also at times with audience assistance!). From the moment the house opens to the final bow, something is always cooking. 
  1. Montreal chef Alex Winiki worked with the team to refine the recipes. He also gave weekly cooking lessons to the cast. So, in addition to their acrobatic training, they had to learn how to chop, slice, dice and other kitchen skills. Each cast member was given a chef's knife to practice with at home. 
  1. Members of the cast speak seven languages. While touring around the world, the show is translated to the local language. Cuisine & Confession has now been performed in eight different languages. 
  1. The cast has collected postcards from every city they've toured and placed them on the fridge to create an ever-evolving set piece. 
  1. Cast members take turns washing the dishes after the show. 
  1. The words of the final song, Chop chop miam miam, actually came from a tickling game the directors played with their five-year-old daughter. Then, during creation, the expression “chop chop miam miam” was used as a call-and-response kind of game and became the show's accidental mantra. When the cast turned it into a song, it was first as a joke — until they decided it was the best way to close the show. The song is also used as a pre-show get-in-the-mood warm-up for the cast.
Ticket Prices

Tue. to Fri. 8PM
$79 | $59 | $39 | $25

Wed. 2PM
$69 | $49 | $29 | $21

Sat. 2 & 8PM / Sun. 2PM
$99 | $69 | $49 | $35 

PRICING FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE
1 complimentary group leader ticket per 20 paid tickets (maximum of 4 free tickets per order)

TUE. to FRI. 8PM 

Full Price
$79 | $59 | $39 | $25

Groups Discount 25%
$60.25 | $45.25 | $30.25 | $19.25

Groups Early Bird - May be discontinued at any time
$52.50 | $39.50 
Not applicable on prices 3 & 4

WED. 2PM

Full Price
$69 | $49 | $29 | $21

Groups Discount 25%
$52.75 | $37.75 | $22.75| $16.75

Groups Early Bird - May be discontinued at any time
$46 | $33 | Not applicable on prices 3 & 4

SAT. + SUN. 2PM

Full Price
$99 | $69 | $49 | $35

Groups Discount 25%
$75.25 | $52.75 | $37.75| $27.75

Groups Early Bird - May be discontinued at any time
$65.50| $46 | Not applicable on prices 3 & 4

SAT. 8PM

Full Price - No Discount
$99 | $69 | $49 | $35

$25 Student group tickets are available for select performance times. Call for details.

ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN FUNDS

All sales are final. No exchanges, refunds or cancellations. Some restrictions apply. A service charge of $1.00 per ticket is applicable on all group bookings. An additional charge of $3.50 per order will apply for smaller groups* (less than 20). Courier charges may apply. Each ticket includes applicable taxes and a $3.25 C.I.F charge. All prices are in Canadian funds.

PAYMENT POLICY

Group ticket purchases require a 20% non-refundable deposit to be paid within 3 weeks of booking. For orders of 75 or more tickets, a 40% non-refundable deposit will need to be submitted at the time of booking. Balances are due in full 8 weeks prior to performance date. Group bookings of less than 20 tickets are due in full at the time of booking.

Due to the nature of live theatre, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

*Minimum group size may vary.

THEATRE TOURS

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