- In-person event
- ≈ 2 hours · No intermission
A long-buried macabre story
At the intersection of contemporary drama and true crime podcasts, Durant des années takes us back to rural Quebec in 1999. An island village, stranded in the middle of the Ottawa River, is the scene of a teenager’s mysterious murder. Twenty years later, a journalist returns to her home town to revive (and redirect) the dark past in hopes of finding answers to this tragedy. But the event left an indelible mark on the small community. How far are we willing to go for glory? After all, maybe some things are better left buried...
After Néon Boréal, a podcast play presented at Zones Théâtrales 2019, Théâtre du Trillium returns with a new creation, the first digital audio episode of which premiered during Zones Théâtrales 2021. For this stage version, in keeping with its tradition of embracing avant-garde practices, Théâtre du Trillium and Théâtre Catapulte undertook extensive formal research and came up with an interactive stage design generated by artificial intelligence. Blurring the boundaries between human and machine, documentary aesthetics and fiction, Durant des années echoes an era suspicious of the media, where journalistic rigour and fake news, truth and lies are all part of the picture.