Le dire de Di

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A tale of endless love told by a dreamy child–woman, fragile, as quick as a leaf, head filled with swirling thoughts. A spiralling scenic poem, funny and poignant. A lively, colourful language fuelled by earth and air. 

Di is going on seventeen. She lives in a big house among the fields and woods with her beloved mother Makati, her dreamer of a father Paclay, and Mario Morneau, her mother’s second husband. Her world is turned upside down by the arrival of the beautiful Peggy Bellatus and her father with their mining machines. Created by Franco-Ontarian writer Michel Ouellette, author of some 40 works, this “play for a woman alone” is composed like a musical score. Directed by Joël Beddows, the luminous Marie‑Ève Fontaine brings the text to life in a vertiginous spiral of words that unerringly find their mark.

“A sort of score in which the musicality of the language—at once ordinary and refined—becomes an interplay of sounds interspersed with moments of breathing, silences. A highly original piece of writing that deserves to be widely performed.”
Alvina Ruprecht, Le cercle des critiques de la capitale

Credits

  • With Marie-Ève Fontaine
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30 Jan

31 Jan

  • 8:00 PM

1 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

2 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

3 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

4 Feb

Set design: Michael Spence
Lighting: Guillaume Houët
Costume: Nina Okens
Production direction: Natalie Gisèle and Kyle Ahluwalia

Coproduction: Théâtre français de Toronto and Théâtre la Catapulte

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