News Releases

  1. LE GRAND VOYAGE DE PETIT ROCHER(Ages 6 to 10)January 18 to 22, 2012

    January 10, 2012

    Petit Rocher doesn’t fit in with the other members of his clan and can’t stand their quiet life spent gazing out to sea. He is one wretchedly unhappy rock! What makes him even more miserable is that at any time of day or night, as soon as he closes his eyes he sees a big red rock with a hole on one side. An irresistible desire grabs hold of him, and he dreams of going away, of leaving... Read more

  2. JANE & WAJDI ON STAGE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTREAN EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN ENGAGEMENT

    December 20, 2011

    When Wajdi Mouawad and Jane Birkin, mutually impressed by their respective artistic vision and passionate social consciousness, first met, each recognized in the other a kindred spirit motivated by the same immediate and authentic humanity. The playwright was inspired to write a play especially for Birkin – Birkin as actor and as politically engaged individual with great compassion for the... Read more

  3. LE CHANT DE LA MER(wordless story for children ages 5 to 9)December 14 to 18, 2011

    December 2, 2011

    A little girl makes a sketch of the ocean, and dreams of crossing it. She gets so caught up in her dream that suddenly the ocean disappears and she is separated from her mother. She then meets someone who agrees to help her, a sea captain who plunges into his imagination and consults a mysterious mermaid. From the other side of the dried-up sea, the girl’s mother calls frantically to them... Read more

  4. BEAUTÉ, CHALEUR ET MORTDecember 7 to 10, 2011, at 8 p.m.

    November 25, 2011

    Is telling your own story really acting? Nini and Pascal are a couple. She is a director, he a playwright; neither is an actor. Ten years ago, after living only two weeks, their daughter died quietly in their arms. They are onstage now to talk about it. What are the limits to privacy and intimacy? Just how much intimacy can be presented onstage? These are the questions that Nini and Pascal asked... Read more

  5. LES ZURBAINS 2011 (ages 14+)November 22 to 26, 2011

    November 16, 2011

    Their lives are full of hurdles to overcome, but nothing can stop these five adolescents from participating in the 14th edition of Les Zurbains. Let them invite you into their eccentric and dramatic worlds where tears and laughter share the stage! This edition will feature four stories by young playwrights: Safa Abdel Rahman (Étienne Brûlé secondary school, Toronto), Emma... Read more

  6. JACKIENovember 22 to 26, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

    November 11, 2011

    Everyone knows Jacqueline Kennedy, but do we know who she really was? A true American icon, the former First Lady of the United States lived in the glare of the spotlight, ever conscious of the scrutiny of the camera lens. Paradoxically, the thousands of images of her disclose very little of the enigma that was Jackie. This groomed and impeccable figure is the starting point for playwright... Read more

  7. New players within the French Theatre team

    October 20, 2011

    The 2011-2012 season has seen the arrival of three new players within the French Theatre team: Sylvain Lavoie, Communications Officer, has now been with the NAC for a little more than two months, where a few weeks ago it is Brigitte Haentjens, Appointed Artistic Director for the 2011-2012 season, as well as Mélanie Dumont, Associate Artistic Director artistic (Youth Programming), who joined... Read more

  8. BANQUISE (ages 3 to 7)October 19 to 23, 2011

    October 6, 2011

    Once upon a time there was… An abandoned circus in the Far Northwith three penguin musicians (Paxo, Paccor and Piole)and the old caretaker Pravitch, who fancied himself a lion tamer. Pack ice.Global warming.The folly of mankind. Banquise is a wordless fable, an allegory where music is given pride of place. Appealing to the imagination, the play is a touching tale that speaks directly to... Read more

  9. THE DRAGONFLY OF CHICOUTIMIOctober 12 – 15, 2011, at 8pm

    October 3, 2011

    Gaston Talbot, a Francophone from Chicoutimi, wakes up one day to find he has turned into an Anglophone. “I travel a lot,” announces the dragonfly just before he takes flight. A childhood trauma left him unable to speak – until a bizarre dream released him from his long silence, and he is now on stage, introducing himself, describing his dream and sharing his life story. His... Read more

  10. CHANTE AVEC MOISeptember 27 – October 1, 2011, at 7:30pm

    September 15, 2011

    What if “Frère Jacques” were to become a weapon of mass destruction? Amusing as that may seem, remember that “canon” can also mean “a decree or law”... Music as imperative: that’s the concept Olivier Choinière explores in Chante avec moi, the opening production in the National Arts Centre French Theatre’s 2011–2012 season,... Read more