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Fendre les lacs

2018-05-09 20:00 2018-05-12 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Fendre les lacs

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15957

An intense and spellbinding Chekhovian psychological drama set in a forest, about an isolated community of savage women and child–men, all burning with the desire to shake things up. A fertile exploration of the storms and upheavals of life. By a lake deep in the forest, eight people struggle to find meaning in their suffocating lives: Élie, Emma, Thomas, Louise, Adèle, Christian, Léon, Martin. As an antidote to boredom and a cry for help, they surrender to...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 9 - 12, 2018
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“Marie Renée Bourget Harvey’s set is a marvel. We are literally at the edge of a lake: we hear the waves lapping and rustling, and we experience that comforting sense of infinity that you sometimes get sitting on the shore, just watching the world go by.” Marie-Claire Girard, Le Huffington Post

An intense and spellbinding Chekhovian psychological drama set in a forest, about an isolated community of savage women and child–men, all burning with the desire to shake things up. A fertile exploration of the storms and upheavals of life.

By a lake deep in the forest, eight people struggle to find meaning in their suffocating lives: Élie, Emma, Thomas, Louise, Adèle, Christian, Léon, Martin. As an antidote to boredom and a cry for help, they surrender to Steve Gagnon’s raw, immediate dialogue to express a rage that seems limitless. On an incredible watery set, this intrigue of desperation unfolds like a choral saga, directed by the playwright and performed by a cast of wholly committed actors.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

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  • Written and directed by Steve Gagnon
  • With Marie-Josée Bastien, Frédérick Bouffard, Véronique Côté, Steve Gagnon, Frédéric Lemay, Guillaume Perreault, Pascale Renaud-Hébert and Claudiane Ruelland
  • Assistant director Adèle Saint-Amand
  • Production Director Adèle Saint-Amand and Maude St-Pierre
  • Sets and props Marie-Renée Bourget Harvey
  • Lighting Martin Sirois
  • Music Uberko
  • Costumes Jennifer Tremblay
  • Stage manager Amélie-Claude Riopel
  • Technical director Pierre Gagné and Émilie Potvin
  • Produced by Théâtre Jésus, Shakespeare et Caroline
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