French Theatre Student Matinees

“I still believe in our boundless ability to dream and imagine, and in our power to reshape our lives through our desires, ideas and curiosity. That is precisely what theatre – when we stick to it – awakens, sharpens and inspires in us.”

~ Mélanie Dumont, Associate Artistic Director, Youth Programming

  1. Ages 6 to 11

    • Nov 9, 2016, 9:45am (French)
    • Nov 9, 2016, 12:45pm (French)
    • Nov 10, 2016, 9:45am (French)
    • Nov 11, 2016, 9:45am (French)
    • Nov 11, 2016, 12:45pm (English)

    Presented by the National Arts Centre’s Théâtre français

    Slumberland, produced by Belgium’s innovative Zonzo Compagnie, is a breathtaking film-like musical journey into the world of dreams where anything is possible. Inspired by children’s imaginations and experiences, two talented musicians and a filmmaker light up the night where everything is different, funny, and unexpected. Let the dreaming begin!

    Meet with the artists (in your classroom) !

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  2. Ages 15 and up

    • Nov 16, 2016, 8:00pm (French)
    • Nov 17, 2016, 8:00pm (French)
    • Nov 18, 2016, 8:00pm (French)
    • Nov 19, 2016, 8:00pm (French)

    Limited seats ! Experience a night out !

    In the depths of winter, Gilles and Esther, a Francophone couple, leave Montreal for Vancouver. They have trouble assimilating, and gradually withdraw into themselves; their apartment becomes their own little world, the setting for a bizarre existence fuelled by their imagination. But how long can they sustain a life on the fringes of society?

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  3. Ages 5 to 10

    • Conceived, directed and co-choreographed by

      Hélène Langevin

    • Rehearsal director and co-choreographer

      Jean-François Légaré

    • With

      Ariane Boulet, Joannie Douville, Mark Medrano et Alexandre Parenteau

    • Production

      Bouge de là

    • Feb 8, 2017, 9:45am (French)
    • Feb 8, 2017, 12:45pm (French)
    • Feb 9, 2017, 9:45am (French)
    • Feb 10, 2017, 9:45am Sold out (French)

    A frog-man tells funny fables with fantastic finesse. You guessed it: it’s the letter F’s turn! Get ready: in this show for four intrepid dancers, alphabet letters swarm over the stage and words begin to sway and twirl. Encountering the letter A, the performers are surprised, shy, or full of admiration. Ah, that’s it! With the letter B, they fight over a blue balloon. Brilliant! For the letter I, they improvise on the theme of intimidation. Incredible! The letters fly by, and it’s impossible to catch every single word contained in each scene, but who cares? The important thing is to keep up! Leaping around the stage, the merry quartet plays with props, celebrates with colour, and dances with light. New ideas pop up like fireworks in this lively and imaginative journey from A to Z!

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  4. Ages 14 and up

    • Written by

      Bertolt Brecht

    • Translated by

      Normand Canac-Marquis

    • Directed by

      Lorraine Pintal

    • With

      Isabelle Blais, Philippe Brault, France Castel, Nathalie Doummar, Vincent Fafard, Louise Forestier, Benoît Landry, Jean Maheux, Jean Marchand, Daniel Parent, Marie-Ève Pelletier, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Sylvain Scott, Linda Sorgini, Marie Tifo +3 musicians (to be announced)

    • Mar 1, 2017, 7:30pm (French)
    • Mar 2, 2017, 7:30pm (French)
    • Mar 3, 2017, 7:30pm (French)
    • Mar 4, 2017, 7:30pm (French)

    Limited seats ! Experience a night out !

    In an isolated Chinese province, the gods take shelter at the home of the prostitute Shen Te. They reward her generosity by giving her enough money to open her own tobacco shop, but the young woman soon falls prey to others’ greed and dishonesty. To ward off disaster and reclaim her authority, she disguises herself as a man.

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  5. Ages 16 and up

    • Mar 29, 2017, 8:00pm (French)
    • Mar 30, 2017, 8:00pm (French)
    • Mar 31, 2017, 8:00pm (French)
    • Apr 1, 2017, 8:00pm (French)

    Limited seats ! Experience a night out !

    When he learns of his father’s death, war correspondent Arnaud goes home to the family farm. His return after a 10‑year absence awakens the ghosts of the past. Written during Gilles Poulin-Denis’ artistic residency under the mentorship of Wajdi Mouawad, Dehors is directed by Philippe Ducros.

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  6. Ages 18 months to 3

    Ages 18 months to 3

    Reserve
    • May 12, 2017, 9:15am
    • May 12, 2017, 10:45am

    30 seats only !

    The presentation includes a snack, and a display of the Lullaby Cycle to explore.

    To the strains of a familiar lullaby and the rhythmic creaking of a wooden rocking chair, a baby falls asleep, nestled in loving arms. A gentle, soothing sensation and one of our earliest memories. To recapture that comforting experience, Les Incomplètes created Les matinées berçantes. Laurence P Lafaille, Audrey Marchand and Josiane Bernier set out along the highways and byways of Gascony, Alsace, and the Innu community of Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, gathering traditional lullabies. Three different cultures woven into an ethereal electro-acoustic concert, drawing parents and children into a remarkable, ever-shifting soundscape. Three unique opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and hide out together as a group.

  7. Ages 18 months to 3

    • Concept by

      Audrey Marchand, Laurence P Lafaille and Josiane Bernier

    • Live audio performance

      Philippe Lessard Drolet

    • Production

      Les Incomplètes

    Ages 18 months to 3

    Reserve
    • May 19, 2017, 9:15am
    • May 19, 2017, 10:45am

    30 seats only !

    The presentation includes a snack, and a display of the Lullaby Cycle to explore.

    To the strains of a familiar lullaby and the rhythmic creaking of a wooden rocking chair, a baby falls asleep, nestled in loving arms. A gentle, soothing sensation and one of our earliest memories. To recapture that comforting experience, Les Incomplètes created Les matinées berçantes. Laurence P Lafaille, Audrey Marchand and Josiane Bernier set out along the highways and byways of Gascony, Alsace, and the Innu community of Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, gathering traditional lullabies. Three different cultures woven into an ethereal electro-acoustic concert, drawing parents and children into a remarkable, ever-shifting soundscape. Three unique opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and hide out together as a group.

  8. Ages 18 months to 3

    Ages 18 months to 3

    Reserve
    • May 26, 2017, 9:15am
    • May 26, 2017, 10:45am

    30 seats only !

    The presentation includes a snack, and a display of the Lullaby Cycle to explore.

    To the strains of a familiar lullaby and the rhythmic creaking of a wooden rocking chair, a baby falls asleep, nestled in loving arms. A gentle, soothing sensation and one of our earliest memories. To recapture that comforting experience, Les Incomplètes created Les matinées berçantes. Laurence P Lafaille, Audrey Marchand and Josiane Bernier set out along the highways and byways of Gascony, Alsace, and the Innu community of Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, gathering traditional lullabies. Three different cultures woven into an ethereal electro-acoustic concert, drawing parents and children into a remarkable, ever-shifting soundscape. Three unique opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and hide out together as a group.

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