Belles Soeurs: The Musical - wanting it all for free

Working-class housewife Germaine Lauzon wins one million trading stamps and invites family and friends over to celebrate. But pride and greed soon lead to envy. The women complain aggressively, overshare shamelessly, fantasize freely while they secretly covet Germaine’s precious stamps.

"Their world is very small, there’s no internet. So people trade in gossip." explains Astrid Van Wieren who plays the role of Germaine in Belles Soeurs: The Musical.

Michel Tremblay's seminal work reverberated when it premiered, and it has stood the test of time. "We have come so so far as women and yet you look around the world… You’re still struggling for equal rights and to be heard" says Van Wieren. 

"You can see how far we’ve come and how far we haven’t come with a show like this."

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Marnie Richardson

Associate Producer, Digital Media Creation and Community Engagement / Productrice associée, Médias numériques et volet communautaire

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