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© Matthew Fournier

© Matthew Fournier

© Matthew Fournier

© Matthew Fournier

© Matthew Fournier

In this enigmatic chamber piece, ordinary people overwhelmed by their fears slip outside of themselves, duplicate themselves, invent fantastical identities. A breathtaking reflection on absence and the fragility of the human connection.

Two women flee their country in haste. During their improvised escape from an unnamed threat, their sense of self loses definition, and they engage in enigmatic role plays. Are they running from a political coup? A broken love affair? Norwegian playwright Arne Lygre’s ambiguous text deliberately avoids naming the catastrophe. His words construct a fantastical journey guided by Catherine Vidal, mistress of the art of exposing repressed emotion and distress, and of directing actors with a confident and precise hand.

“Who feels safe these days, either personally or politically? Is our sense of insecurity based in reality, or is it largely imaginary? These are the questions Arne Lygre interweaves with the notions of exile and identity, with stunning results.”
Fabienne Darge, Le Monde

Credits

  • With Larissa Corriveau
  • James Hyndman
  • Marie-France Lambert
  • Marie-Claude Langlois
  • Macha Limonchik
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

30 Oct

31 Oct

1 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

2 Nov

  • 8:00 PM Post-Show Chat

3 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

4 Nov

  • 8:00 PM

5 Nov

Assistant director: Alexandra Sutto
Lighting: François Marceau
Soundscape: Francis Rossignol 
Costumes and set design advisor: Marilène Bastien
Intern assistant director: Ariane Brière

Produced by: Le Groupe de la Veillée

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