Eight actor friends wind up at a party. Stripped of their masks and stage characters, oblivious to the audience, they engage in a frank and uninhibited conversation during an evening that will change them forever.
8 is the story of a party. The party where eight friends hope they can forget their doubts and everyday cares by throwing themselves, for the space of an evening, into something bigger than themselves. But how can you get away from what you are? Surely any attempt to escape is futile … No, that’s not it. That makes it sound too corny.
8 is the story of a performance. A performance where eight actors deliberately reveal their true selves to the audience—no stage characters, no holds barred. But without their theatrical masks, they struggle for cohesion. Their points of view are so different that they can’t agree on the story they want to tell … No, that’s not quite it either.
8 is the story of a gang. A company of artists whose members look for ways to link their personal story to the bigger Story unfolding that night. A gang that, to construct a show that blurs the line between truth and fiction, will go so far as to rewrite the sequence of events of an evening that will change them forever … Yeah, that’s more like it.
Additional show February 4, 3 PM
Talkback on Thursday
Right after the performance, the artists come back on stage for a 30-minutes discussion about the show with host Catherine Voyer-Léger and answer questions from the public.