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  1. French theatre presents : Magie lente (18 months to 5 years)

    February 26, 2018

    Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. NAC Azrieli Studio “We reflected on the origins of the world; we immersed ourselves in the founding myths and inspiring stories of the diverse cultures that make it up. Then we gave free rein to the images and sounds of a bold new cosmogony …” Nathalie Derome, playwright and performer   OTTAWA,... Read more

  2. French theatre presents : Dans la solitude des champs de coton

    February 9, 2018

    February 21–24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC’s Babs Asper Theatre ** Please note, seats are not assigned for this performance. The audience will be seated on stage on two sets of bleachers, with the set in the centre.** “The initial shock, a kind of big bang, catapults Hugues Frenette, the Dealer, and Sébastien Ricard, the Client, into a... Read more

  3. French theatre presents : Comment j’ai appris à parler aux oiseaux (Ages 5 to 9)

    January 24, 2018

    Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio “D. Kimm skilfully mingles goofiness, conspiratorial moments with her audience, and poetic asides brimming with possibilities.” Le Devoir, May 10, 2017 (Transl.)   OTTAWA, January 24, 2018 – A peek into the world of birds, custom-made for young audiences! Smack dab in... Read more

  4. French theatre presents : Le dire de Di

    January 15, 2018

    January 31–February 3, 2018, at 8 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio   “The precise, meticulous writing is composed like a musical score to be performed in movement. Ouellette’s words provide an impetus; they inhabit Marie-Ève Fontaine’s body. It’s a very demanding work, but extremely rewarding.” Joël Beddows, director  ... Read more

  5. Highlights of an Extraordinary and Historic Year at Canada's National Arts Centre

    December 27, 2017

    In the midst of Canada’s 150th year, the National Arts Centre had one of the most successful years in its 48-year history. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: 1) The appointment of Kevin Loring as the NAC’s first-ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring is a Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in B.C., a Governor General’s Award-winning... Read more

  6. French theatre presents : Histoires à plumes et à poils (Ages 3 to 8)

    December 6, 2017

    Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio   “Playwright and director Érika Tremblay-Roy’s ingenuity is wonderful to see. Using just a few simple materials—a few tubes, red gloves, a bit of rope—, she brings the various animals to life.” Le Devoir, May 3, 2017   OTTAWA, Canada, December 6,... Read more

  7. French theatre presents : La bibliothèque interdite

    November 22, 2017

    December 6-9 at 8 p.m., NAC Studio Azrieli Added performance Saturday December 9 at 4 p.m.   OTTAWA, November 27, 2017 – Buenos Aires, 1941. A poet has barely started his job as concierge of the forbidden library when he is incarcerated by Inspector Barracuda. In a sordid setting, to the sinister strains of the milonga, he realizes that his captor is a character from one of... Read more

  8. French theatre presents : Traversée (Recommended for ages 9 and older)

    November 13, 2017

    Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio Suitable for Deaf and hearing-impaired patrons (some but not all of the dialogue is in Quebec Sign Language)   “Traversée delivers a tightly focused story in the form of a candid and touching personal account.” Le Devoir, November 17, 2016 (Transl.)   OTTAWA, Canada,... Read more

  9. French theatre presents : The state of siege

    November 1, 2017

    November 15–18 at 7:30 p.m., NAC Babs Asper Theatre English surtitles: Friday, November 17 OTTAWA, November 1, 2017 – As part of their North American tour, the renowned Théâtre de la Ville de Paris company comes to the National Arts Centre for an exclusive Canadian engagement of four performances only (including one with English surtitles, on Friday,... Read more

  10. French theatre presents : Je disparais

    October 25, 2017

    November 1-4, 2017, at 8 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio “Catherine Vidal’s direction, stripped of all artifice, reflects her great sensitivity to Lygre’s text, and the sparse set puts the focus squarely on the Norwegian playwright’s words …. Vidal’s staging beautifully echoes the purity of the text.” — Jérémy... Read more