Dehors

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“No matter how old you actually are, when your father dies, you’re seven.”

Arnaud is a war correspondent. When he learns of his father’s death, he takes a leave from his assignments to go home to the family farm, whose sole remaining resident is his brother Armand. Returning after an absence of more than a decade, Arnaud faces the ghosts of the past: old wounds, flashbacks of the violent scenes he’s witnessed in hostilities around the world, but also the enigmatic words uttered by a teenage girl … Written during Gilles Poulin-Denis’ artistic residency (2008–11) under the mentorship of Wajdi Mouawad, Dehors has had several public readings, including one at Espace René-Provost in Gatineau in June 2012 and one at Zones Théâtrales in September 2015. The play returns to Ontario in this full production directed by Philippe Ducros, for whom the script raises questions that have long fascinated him: Are notions of territory and identity necessarily fixed and immutable? In today’s world, rocked by the clash of civilizations, might it be time to revisit the connection between the two concepts? Having honed his directorial craft and his civic ethics during his extensive international travels, Philippe Ducros embraces complexity. In this new production by his company Hôtel-Motel, he takes seven actors on a road trip to a place where breaking down barriers is encouraged, contact with others is a way to shape one’s identity, and encounters and exchanges lay the groundwork for a redefinition of the self.

Credits

  • With Robin-Joël Cool, Jean Marc Dalpé, Marie-Ève Fontaine, Patrick Hivon, Isabelle Roy +2 (to be announced)
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27 Mar

28 Mar

29 Mar

  • 8:00 PM

30 Mar

  • 8:00 PM Talkback

31 Mar

  • 8:00 PM

1 Apr

  • 8:00 PM

2 Apr

Assistant director: Charlotte Ménard
Dramaturg: Maureen Labonté
Set design: Geneviève Lizotte
Lighting: Thomas Godefroid
Music: Ludovic Bonnier
Costumes: Maude Audet
Technical director: Caroline Turcot
Production manager: Clémence Doray

Produced by Hôtel-Motel
Coproduced by Théâtre Cercle Molière

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