Ma Irma

Together with oneself

Studio Léonard-Beaulne, University of Ottawa 133-135 Séraphin Marion, Ottawa
Studio Léonard-Beaulne, University of Ottawa 133-135 Séraphin Marion, Ottawa
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© Emilie Lebel

© Emilie Lebel

Marie-Claire Marcotte

© Tim Leyes

  • Haley McGee
  • French translation by Marie-Claire Marcotte
  • Directed by David Granger
  • Dramaturgy Marie-Eve Gagnon

Duration

Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

Meet Mission Bird, an insatiably curious, socially awkward young woman. Spattered with blood, she wields her suitcase like a shield, a weapon, a platform from which to argue her case. In her search to discover the circumstances surrounding the death of her mother, Irma "Mission Bird" starts down a path that leads her from the laundromat to a man’s apartment, where she meets a dog, a very fat dog, also called… Irma.

This black comedy raises the question, “When you do something irreversible, is love still unconditional?”

Marie-Claire Marcotte delivers an astonishing performance in this one-woman show from La Troupe du Jour. The play brings us back to the basic principles of theatre: an actress on stage and the sheer joy of words.

Credits

  • With Marie-Claire Marcotte
  • La Troupe du Jour (Saskatchewan)

Artist Links

Sets and lighting: David Granger

Technical direction: Frank Engel

Surtitles: Shavaun Liss

Sound design: Gilles Zolty

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