Caroline Robert and Vincent Morisset - Studio AATOAA

Le virus et la proie

Manifesto theatre as political rant

2023-11-22 20:00 2023-11-25 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Le virus et la proie

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33686

In-person event

The expression is hackneyed, but it applies in this case: this is one powerful play! Four dynamic performers deliver a scathing indictment of the injustice and violence of the established order—as if in a single voice, a cry, that of intellectual and author Pierre Lefebvre. The prey opens its jaws, and for once, the swallower is swallowed.  An abyss separates the citizens from the leaders of this world. Why is it that, in what we call “democracy,” dialogue with...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
November 22 - 25, 2023
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Caroline Robert and Vincent Morisset - Studio AATOAA
© Marlène Gélineau Payette
© Marlène Gélineau Payette
© Marlène Gélineau Payette
“The scream of the cornered animal ”
  • In-person event
  • Français
  • ≈ 1 hour and 35 minutes · No intermission
NAC Co-production

The expression is hackneyed, but it applies in this case: this is one powerful play! Four dynamic performers deliver a scathing indictment of the injustice and violence of the established order—as if in a single voice, a cry, that of intellectual and author Pierre Lefebvre. The prey opens its jaws, and for once, the swallower is swallowed. 

An abyss separates the citizens from the leaders of this world. Why is it that, in what we call “democracy,” dialogue with decision-makers seems fake? Under the sharp eye of director Benoît Vermeulen, four intrepid actors deliver this radioactive text, not without sometimes being affected themselves, to the point where bodies and voices become distorted. Speaking directly and incisively to “Monsieur,” an all-purpose power figure, they denounce the brutality of a dehumanizing social system where people are obliged to remain silent in order to take their tiny place on the great wheel of commerce. 

Both exhilarating in its directness and lacerating in its language, this show accomplishes the essential feat of rendering unto theatre the things are theatre’s, namely, its power as a public forum, and thus its capacity to challenge Caesar by looking him straight in the eye. 

Mani invites Pierre
On Wednesday November 22, starting at 6:30pm, Mani Soleymanlou with speak with Pierre Lefebvre in the NAC Salon, as part of the Grandes rencontres du Théâtre français. All are welcome! 

*Presented in French with English surtitles on Friday November 24. 

  • Les voix de la génération Z Duration: 10:58
  • © Caroline Robert et Vincent Morisset - Studio AATOAA

    Artists

    • Pierre Lefebvre
      Written by Pierre Lefebvre
    • Directed by Benoît Vermeulen
    • Written by Pierre Lefebvre
    • Directed by Benoît Vermeulen
    • With Tania Kontoyanni, Alexis Martin, Ève Pressault and Madani Tall
    • Assistant director and stage manager Ariane Lamarre
    • Lighting Anne-Sara Gendron
    • Music Guido Del Fabbro
    • Costumes and props Estelle Charron
    • Makeup Sandrine Bisson
    • Movement coach Line Nault
    • Technical director Caroline Turcot
    • Assistant of the Technical director Clara Desautels
    • Management director Isabelle Gingras
    • Surtitles, translation, editing and cutting of surtitles Élaine Normandeau
    • Producer Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental
    • Co-producers Festival TransAmériques, NAC French Theatre and Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui