You are reading

Canadian-based theatre company bringing production of ‘Pomelo’ to Flushing Town Hall

Nov. 30, 2023 By Rachel Butler

A Canadian-based puppetry and theater company will be bringing its new show, “Pomelo,” to Flushing Town Hall this weekend.

The Ombres Folles company from Montreal was founded in 2005 and has created eight shows and given nearly 550 performances in Canada, the United States, France, Serbia and Ukraine.

“Pomelo” is a unique show that does not have any dialogue and uses puppets, shadow theater and live music to tell the story of a tiny pink elephant who was born under a dandelion in a garden and how he discovers the world around him and the changing of the seasons.

Main character Pomelo experiences shock at the arrival of autumn and winter and then falls in love with his garden in spring, representing how children can enjoy the change in seasons this winter.

The show is recommended for children ages 3 and up and is based on the book “Pomelo est amoureux” by author Ramona Badescu and illustrator Benjamin Chaud. 

Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall Ellen Kodadek said she is delighted to welcome back the International touring artists. 

“Adults and children alike will be charmed by tiny Pomelo and his explorations and discoveries,” Kodadek said. “This wordless piece is enchanting for all! It’s been proven time and time again that bringing children to the theater, whether through a school performance or for the whole family to enjoy together, powerfully inspires children’s life-long creativity, self-confidence and appreciation for others.”

The production will put on two performances for school audiences, first at 10 a.m. on Dec. 1, with another at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 2. There will also be workshops taking place with the cast and crew at 11 a.m. on both days. 

Tickets for the show are $15 for adults who are members of Flushing Town Hall, $12 for non-members and $8 for all children. Tickets for the workshop are $4 for members and $5 for non-members. 

For more information about Ombres Folles, visit and for more information about the schedule at Flushing Town Hall, visit

Recent News

NYPD searching for burglary crew that targeted nearly 30 laundromats in Queens and others in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are looking for three masked men who broke into Susan’s Laundromat at 85-12 Grand Ave. at around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 24, while a fourth member of their crew acted as a lookout near their getaway car parked in front.

The burglars stole $1,800 in cash and removed a payment machine for the laundry room continuing an undetermined amount of cash.

Law enforcement ghost car crackdowns continue with dozens of vehicles seized on Whitestone Bridge: MTA

MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers, the NYPD and law enforcement partners impounded 55 vehicles from motorists crossing into Queens on the Whitestone Bridge on Monday, July 8, as a multi-agency crackdown continued unabated.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that through 25 joint enforcement operations focusing on ghost plates and persistent toll violators on bridges and tunnels throughout New York City, 1,540 vehicles have been impounded, 339 arrests have been made and 12,007 summonses have been issued so far this year to drivers who owe more than $12.5 million in unpaid tolls and fees.