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Un conte de l’apocalypse

7:30 pm

January 2020

  1. Jan 28 2020
    Tuesday

    7:30pm

  2. Jan 29 2020
    Wednesday

    7:30pm

  3. Jan 30 2020
    Thursday

    7:30pm

  4. Jan 31 2020
    Friday

    7:30pm

February 2020

  1. Feb 1 2020
    Saturday

    7:30pm

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La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave. Ottawa Canada
© Julie Charland
If life is a play, each of us has a part in it.
  • Written by Robert Marinier
  • Directed by Kevin Orr

Will climate change deniers one day be accused of crimes against humanity? As the environment and climate change make headlines, Robert Marinier’s play draws us into a totalitarian green regime for a Brechtian experience tinged with humour.

In a not-too-distant future, massive floods ravage the Earth; cities are submerged, roads are destroyed, and hordes of migrants converge on the last remaining arable land. In Canada, an extremist faction of the Green Party, brought to power by a coup, imposes the death sentence on anyone who denies global warming. A rebellion starts to gain momentum. Convinced he’s only in a play, Guy Coudonc remains impervious to the impending disaster ... until, in spite of himself, he becomes the main character in this ecological fable.

A light-hearted illustration of our capacity for selective blindness, Un conte de l’apocalypse investigates the impact of our actions on the equilibrium of our planet. This play by Robert Marinier, recipient of the 2017 Nouvel-Ontario Award for his contribution to Franco-Ontarian arts and culture, is directed by Kevin Orr and marks the 40th anniversary of Théâtre de la Vieille 17.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jan 27
Jan 28
  • 7:30 PM
Jan 29
  • 7:30 PM
Jan 30
  • 7:30 PM
Jan 31
  • 7:30 PM
Feb 1
  • 7:30 PM
Feb 2
© Julie Charland

Artists

  • Written by Robert Marinier
  • Directed by Kevin Orr
  • With Roch Castonguay, Alexandre Gauthier, Magali Lemèle, Andrée Rainville, Anie Richer and Luc Thériault
  • Assistant director and stage manager Lindsay Tremblay
  • Artistic consultant Esther Beauchemin
  • Sets John Doucet
  • Soundscape Martin Dawagne
  • Lighting Guillaume Houët
  • Costumes Angela Haché
  • Produced by Théâtre de la Vieille 17 and NAC French Theatre
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