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Malaises et Pax Americana

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Theatre
« We owe to our families both the ideas that we live by and the diseases that will one day claim our lives. » Marcel Proust
  • WRITER, CO-DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGNER Claude Guilmain
  • CO-DIRECTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Louise Naubert
  • CREATED BY Théâtre la Tangente (Toronto, Ontario)

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The Cardinal family has come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the eldest child. While each member of the family experiences a personal drama witnessed only by the audience, a family saga takes shape, transporting the spectator from the America of John F. Kennedy to the war in Afghanistan. As secrets are revealed, the members of this ostensibly united family pull the audience into a world where the pursuit of happiness confronts the trials and tribulations of life. A captivating tale where the past and the present clash during the course of a very contemporary family road trip.

Inspired in part by a stay in Afghanistan where he worked on a documentary for the National Film Board, Claude Guilmain questions our fascination with the American dream and its consequences on our relation to the world. After L’Implorante, presented at Zones Théâtrales in 2011, the Théâtre la Tangente continues its impressive formal research with this new work.

Duration

Performance is approximately 3 hours including intermission.

video: Trailer Americandream.ca
Trailer Americandream.ca
© Aurélien Muller
© Aurélien Muller
© Aurélien Muller
© Mikaël Lavogiez
© Claude Guilmain

Artists

  • WRITER, CO-DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGNER Claude Guilmain
  • CO-DIRECTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Louise Naubert
  • CREATED BY Théâtre la Tangente (Toronto, Ontario)
  • VIDEOGRAPHER, ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Duncan Appleton
  • PHOTOGRAPHER, DESIGN CONSULTANT AND STAGE MANAGER Aurélien Muller
  • SOUND AND MUSIC Claude Naubert
  • LIGHTING Guillaume Houët
  • CHOREOGRAPHY Sylvie Bouchard
  • WEB DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY Mikaël Lavogiez
  • CAST Sasha Dominique, Magali Lemèle, Bernard Meney, Louise Naubert, Pier Paquette, Anie Richer.
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