May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Alice Pascual, Christine Beaulieu, Émile Schneider and Sébastien Ricard © Angelo Barsetti


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Alice Pascual, Christine Beaulieu, Émile Schneider and Sébastien Ricard © Angelo Barsetti
The shadow of Oedipus still hovers over the world

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A contemporary retelling of the myth of Oedipus, Sang inserts us into a family triangle rocked by the horrors of Augusto Pinochet’s regime. Explosive and dazzling, powerfully entrenched in reality, the tale shifts between the personal and the political in a unique stage dynamic reminiscent of a boxing match.

Éric and Rosa Sabato have rebuilt their lives in Paris—he as a psychoanalyst, she as a journalist. But they are still marked by the forced abandonment of their only son and the torture they endured in Chile. The arrival of a young man shakes everything up … Exploring the unconscious springs of desire and the violent impulses smouldering in intimate circles, this remorseless tragedy delves into the darkest corners of the human psyche. The shadow of Oedipus, with his blind and incestuous appetite, still hovers over the world.

The pre-recorded performance of Sang will be broadcast online from March 25 to 30, 2021 on the SCENO.TV webcasting platform. The show will be available for rental for 48 hours. 

While Swedish author Lars Norén’s words and silences evoke icy landscapes streaked with violent flashes, Brigitte Haentjens’ direction underlines the dynamics and tensions between the characters by anchoring them in the bodies of the performers. After the monologue Le 20 novembre, premiered in 2011 and presented at the NAC in 2013, French Theatre’s artistic director tackles Norén’s acidic humour and incisive language a second time.

Lars Norén passed away on January 26, 2021 at the age of 76 years as a result of COVID-19. Lars Norén is represented by L’Arche, agence théâtrale. The play Sang (translated by René Zahnd) is published by L’Arche Éditeur:

This performance was recorded on Feburary 5, 2020 at Usine C in Montreal before health and safety guidelines were in effect.

Alice Pascual, Christine Beaulieu, Émile Schneider and Sébastien Ricard © Angelo Barsetti
© Jean-François Hétu
© Jean-François Hétu
© Jean-François Hétu
© Jean-François Hétu
© Julie Charland


  • Written by Lars Norén
  • Translated by René Zahnd
  • Directed by Brigitte Haentjens
  • With Christine Beaulieu, Alice Pascual, Sébastien Ricard and Émile Schneider
  • Voices Laurent Lucas and Peter Meltev
  • Assistant director and stage manager Jean Gaudreau
  • Sets Anick La Bissonnière
  • Music Bernard Falaise
  • Lighting Alexandre Pilon-Guay
  • Costumes Julie Charland
  • Costume assistant Yso
  • Video design Antonin Gougeon-Moisan | HUB Studio
  • Props Julie Measroch
  • Makeup and hair Angelo Barsetti
  • Soundscape Frédéric Auger
  • Dramaturgical research Andréane Roy
  • Wig Géraldine Courchesne
  • Movement coach Mélanie Demers
  • Diction coach Marie-Claude Lefebvre
  • Technical director Jérémi Guilbault Asselin
  • Production director Cynthia Bouchard-Gosselin
  • Administrative director Xavier Inchauspé
  • Produced by Sibyllines / Théâtre de création
  • Coproducer Théâtre français du CNA