• Written by Martin Crimp
  • Translated into Québécois and directed by Christian Lapointe

Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma is a rewriting of Euripides’ The Phoenician Women by British playwright Martin Crimp. A sprawling endeavour, this contemporary theatrical performance, translated here from English to Quebec French by Christian Lapointe, is especially relevant and biting.

Taking on in turn the looming questions of alternating power, dictatorship, patriarchy, the failure of rationalism, war as an extension of “democracy”, human trafficking, and the similarities (or inertia) between our era and the one that give birth to western thinking, this work tears down everything in its path with a ferocious playfulness that raises and revives the concept of critical thinking.

video:
© Yanick MacDonald photographe 2018
© Yanick MacDonald photographe 2018
© Yanick MacDonald photographe 2018
© Yanick MacDonald photographe 2018

Company

Carte Blanche produces decidedly contemporary theatre, whose scenic forms are anchored in the prism of visual, performance and multidisciplinary arts. Its mandate is to invite Quebec’s great theatres to take risks by creating innovative projects through co-productions.

Creative team

  • Written by Martin Crimp
  • Translated into Québécois and directed by Christian Lapointe
  • Adapted from The Phoenician Women by Euripides
  • Set design Jean Hazel
  • Lighting design Sonoyo Nishikawa
  • Video Lionel Arnould
  • Costumes Elen Ewing
  • Music Nicolas Basque
  • Props Claire Renaud
  • Dramaturg Andréane Roy
  • Assistant Director Emmanuelle Kirouac-Sanche
  • Technical Directors Matéo Thébaudeau and Alex Gendron
  • Production Manager Line Noël
  • Artistic Codirection Christian Lapointe, Ginette Noiseux and Brigitte Haentjens

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $140,000 will enable Carte Blanche to work with a larger cast, and facilitate a significantly longer development period that includes a month-long residency in a fully equipped theatre.

Credits

A Carte Blanche production, co-produced by ESPACE GO and NAC French Theatre. Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.


Recent updates

September 18, 2018

Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma: Guerre absurde

Article in French Après Olivier Choinière, qui y créait Manifeste de la Jeune-Fille en janvier 2017, un spectacle qui sera d’ailleurs présenté au théâtre Outremont le 5 octobre avant de partir en tournée dans plusieurs villes du Québec, c’est au tour de Christian Lapointe... Read more

September 17, 2018

Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma : Rires, rage, délire et sang attendent le spectateur

Article in French Oubliez les textes en alexandrin, lourds et pompeux. Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma a beau tirer sa source d’une histoire écrite il y a plus de 2 500 ans, cette réécriture de Martin Crimp est résolument moderne. Et la traduction qu’en a fait Christian... Read more

September 11, 2018

Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma opening at ESPACE GO

ESPACE GO in Montreal was packed on September 12 for the premiere of Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma, a compelling new production by writer and director Christian Lapointe.  With an elaborate set inspired by the conventions of a traditional classroom, and a chorus of... Read more

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Performance dates

September 11 to October 6, 2018:  ESPACE GO (Montreal)

November 14 to 17, 2018:  Babs Asper Theatre (Ottawa) presented by NAC French Theatre


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