The Hockey Sweater

Sweater & Sports Equipment Drive

Do you have any old sweaters, winter jackets or sports equipment that you don't use anymore?

In an effort to help those that have less than we do, we’ll be collecting clothes and equipment that you're wanting to pass on to someone who could use them.

Pass them off to our team when you arrive for the show!

The Hockey Sweater / Le Chandail

Co-produced with La Troupe du Jour

***Due to the extreme temperatures the past two weekends, we are pleased to announce the shows in Regina will take place this weekend on February 20th & 21st. See you at the rink!***

Sum Theatre and La Troupe du Jour are proud to present The Hockey Sweater / Le Chandail, a musical and bilingual adaptation of Roch Carrier’s beloved short story, Le Chandail. The Hockey Sweater tells the story of a child who wishes for a new Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater, but receives instead something he could never have imagined. This re-telling of a Canadian classic, now performed on an outdoor rink,  embodies the hope that any child with a stick and a puck can become Maurice “Le Rocket” Richard.

We acknowledge these performances happen with the special permission from House of Anansi Press and Stanké.  (Cette production est montée avec l’autorisation spéciale de House of Anansi Press et Stanké.)

We are pleased to also have ASL interpretation of all shows presented by Difference Interpreters!

Saskatoon Performances

At Ecole Victoria School Rink

Regina Performances | NEW DATES!

At Gocki Park (Al Ritchie) 2201 Edgar Street

  • February 20th | 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • February 21st | 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
There are just a few things you need to know about attending this show!


  1. You MUST reserve your FREE spot through La Troupe du Jour's website HERE!
  2. Please arrive to the show wearing a mask (we'll provide one if you don't have one) and show up a minimum of 15 minutes before showtime.
  3. Meet us at the Victoria School (rink) on 11th St. and look for the Sum Theatre sandwich board and our team members on the sidewalk.
  4. You’ll be ushered by our team to a spray painted circle where you can watch our (15 minute) performance and then we will usher you back to the street afterwards.
Thank you for following these guidelines to ensure your safety and the safety of the performers.

Cast & Crew

Jenna Berenbaum

Actor

An award-winning actress, Jenna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan. Recent credits include J. Caesar, Midsummer, Titus. A puppet revenge, Merry Wives of Windsor, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), I and You (Globe Theatre), Jack and the Snow Queen (Dancing Sky Theatre), The Penelopiad (Ferre Play), The Wolves (Live Five/Little Big/EvilStick) and Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (Persephone Theatre). In quarantine she has been writing and starring in her own YouTube series for kids called Labrastories! Check it out at YouTube: Labrastories.

Antony Salisbury

Understudy

Antony is very excited to be able to sing, act and skate en français et en anglais in this fun adaptation of Roch Carrier’s classic beloved story. He is a 13 year-old 8th grader at École St. Matthew. Credits: Elf: The Musical (Persephone Theatre), The Addams Family, SSP’s Got Talent, Annie (Saskatoon Summer Players). He would like to thank all of his hockey and dance coaches, teachers as well as his family and friends. Amusez-vous bien!

Kendra Chomyn

Actor

Kenni Chomyn hails from Dalmeny, SK and is so happy to be back performing in Saskatchewan. Kenni grew up doing dance and theatre with Sask Express - Saskatoon before she moved to study at Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto, followed by getting her Masters of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting in England. She has taught theatre and dance classes from Saskatoon to Shanghai, China. Favourite past productions include leading the world premiere cast of The Country of the Blind, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Eileen Sherwood in Wonderful Town. Most recently, she was the Dance Captain of Saskatoon Summer Players production of The Addams Family. Kenni would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support through her adventures and hopes you enjoy the show!

Gabrielle Dufresne

Actor

Gabrielle Dufresne is a Fransaskois actor and theatre artist from Regina, now based in Saskatoon. When not onstage, you can find her writing, creating, working as AD for the Tic Toc TEN Festival, or teaching French theatre workshops in schools around the province with La Troupe du Jour. She is very happy to be able to lace up her dusty skates for this wonderful production, her first with SUM Theatre!

Gabrielle Dufresne est une commédienne et artiste de théâtre Fransaskoise de Regina, maintenant basée à Saskatoon. Lorsque'elle n'est pas sur scène, vous la trouverez en train d'écrire, de dessiner, de travailler comme directrice artistique du festival Tic Toc TEN, et d'enseigner des ateliers de théâtre partout dans la province avec La Troupe du Jour. Elle est très reconnaissante de pouvoir épousseter ses vieux patins et de monter sur la glace pour cette belle production, sa première avec SUM Theatre!

Gabriel Gosselin

Actor

Gabriel Gosselin is a theatre artist living in Saskatchewan for the last year-and-a-half or so. He is now Administrative Director and Co-General Manager of La Troupe du Jour, Saskatchewan’s French theatre company. He has worked as an actor, director, writer, dramaturg, improviser, and, occasionally, as a stand-up comedian over the last twenty years. The rant format is not new to him, as he has commented on current events in the Franco-Manitoban and Fransaskois communities through his satirical news programme, Café Froid.

Lancelot Knight

Musician/Guitar

Lancelot Knight is a singer songwriter. He has toured in Germany, New Zealand and across North America. Spanning genres and all forms of artistry, He also plays guitar for his fathers band Chester Knight and the wind, and was nominated for a Juno, through the guitar work created on Joey Stylez album "The Blackstar". He also plays guitar on the upcoming Tomson Highway's Musical, Lynx Lamour goes to Nashville! Lancelot Knight Recently co-created, composed the music for the play Reasonable Doubt.

  • MACKENZINE DAWSON | CO-DIRECTOR / CO-METTEUR EN SCÈNE
  • LAURA NEGREAFF | CO-DIRECTOR / CO-METTEUR EN SCÈNE
  • DONOVAN SCHEIRER | Composer/Musical Director  
  • FRANK ENGEL | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / DIRECTEUR TECHNIQUE
  • RICARDO ALVARADO | STAGE MANAGER / RÉGIE
  • JOEL BERNBAUM | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / DIRECTEUR ARTISTIQUE @ SUM THEATRE
  • BRUCE MCKAY | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / DIRECTEUR ARTISTIQUE @ LA TROUPE DU JOUR
  • YVETTE NOLAN | COMPANY DRAMATURGE SUM THEATRE / DRAMATURGE DE SUM THEATRE
  • ÉMI LEBEL | MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS @LA TROUPE DU JOUR
  • JUDITH SCHULZ | ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE AT SUM THEATRE / ASSISTANTE ARTISTIQUE À SUM THEATRE
  • KRYSTLE PEDERSON | ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE SUM THEATRE / ASSISTANTE ARTISTIQUE À SUM THEATRE 

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