I was looking for garlic, I found pistachio
Puppeteer Salim Hammad and director René Bazinet bring their unique interpretation of a popular Hans Christian Anderson’s tale, The Nightingale, to the Puppets Up! stage with their production of I was looking for garlic, I found pistachio.
In one of the most beautiful countries in the world, there lived a nightingale whose wonderful singing charmed everyone, from the poorest fisherman to the emperor. The bird’s song would bring up tears to the listener’s eyes. Eventually, the emperor decided he had to have that enchanting sound in his porcelain palace. What happens next? Is this a happy or a sad story?
In recent years, Salim’s clowning and puppetry has been featured in productions by the National Film Board (Maurice Sendak’s Higglety Pigglety Pop!) and the Cirque du Soleil (Mosaïque). Salim has also adapted the scripts of Félix Leclerc for adult puppet shows.
“Je cherchais de l’ail, j’ai trouvé des pistaches.”