Far Away

A glimpse of tomorrow, today

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave., Ottawa
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave., Ottawa
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Far Away

Valérie Remise

Far Away

Valérie Remise

Far Away

Ulysse del Drago

  • Written by Caryl Churchill
  • French translation by Marie-Hélène Estienne
  • Directed by Édith Patenaude


Performance is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.

Joan and Todd are the last of the free thinkers in a literal world dominated by fear. They know they have to fight, but they’re not sure who or what they’re fighting for. The world is at war, plunged into a general global conflict between humans, animals and the elements. Everything has been recruited, and now everything is a threat; combatants can change sides without any apparent logic. Who's an enemy and who's a friend? What defines justice and injustice? Do the notions of good and evil still have meaning?

Far Away is a lucid and stunning tale that immerses us into a world gone mad, a surreal, fascinating dystopia that is disturbingly plausible. An unsettling, cruel and absurd play.

After Nature morte dans un fossé presented at the 2009 Zones Théâtrales, we welcome Far Away, the latest coproduction by théâtre l’Escaouette and Théâtre Blanc. With masterful skill, they conjure up a unique and extraordinary universe.


  • With Ludger Beaulieu, Noémie O'Farrell and Lise Castonguay
  • Production théâtre l’Escaouette (New Brunswick)
  • Coproduction Théâtre Blanc (Québec)

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Artistic director: Marcia Babineau, Jean Hazel and Christian Lapointe

Sets and lighting: Jean Hazel

Costumes: Mêve Amélie Cormier

Music and soundscape: Jean-François Mallet

Technical director and stage manager: Mateo Thébaudeau

Assistant director: Adèle Saint-Amand

Head of lighting: Jean-François Labbé

Set design intern: Magali Delorme

Set construction: Alain Gagné

Movement coach: Fabien Piché

Creator of the “shell”: Martin Beausoleil

Makeup consultant: Gabrielle Brulotte