“Tongue: a fleshy, muscular organ, elongated and mobile, located in the mouth; thus a fleshy body as an organ of speech. By extension, a system of expression and communication common to a particular social group.”
Stick out one’s tongue: to make faces.
Tongue in cheek: to speak ironically.
Silver tongued: to speak eloquently.
Jusqu’où te mènera ta langue ? was the opening event of the 10th edition of the Festival du Jamais Lu. Remounted for the Théâtre français, it is a happening with a dash of controversy and an emphasis on liberty, and it promises to get the new season off to a rousing start. Onstage is a group of writers and actors, all of whom are asked by Marcelle Dubois and Martin Faucher to loosen their tongues and to write, on the spot, whatever comes to mind, leading to pieces that are magnificent, surprising or caustic, and sometimes political, amusing and hilarious.
French Theatre invites all spectators to have a drink and meet the new artistic directors and the team behind Jusqu’où te mènera ta langue ?. This is a great opportunity for discussions revolving round a shared passion for the magic of language.
SOMETHING EXTRA FOR SUBSCRIBERS
Prior to the show Professor Sylvain Schryburt will present the 2012-2013 season, accompanied by Brigitte Haentjens and Mélanie Dumont. In the Theatre Lobby, starting at 6 p.m.
Performance is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission