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  1. French theatre presents : Fendre les lacs

    April 18, 2018

    May 9–12, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio   “A powerful wind of change sweeps through Fendre les lacs … by Steve Gagnon. A burning intensity, coupled with a visceral thirst for freedom, delivered by a cast that isn’t afraid of total immersion ... Literally and figuratively.” Geneviève Bouchard, Le Soleil, April 13,... Read more

  2. French theatre presents : Et si Roméo & Juliette… (For ages 8 to 14)

    March 26, 2018

    Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio “The four acrobatic performers swap roles as naturally as they move through space, spinning, leaping and somersaulting.” MON(theatre).QC.CA, May 3, 2017 (transl.) OTTAWA, Monday, March 26, 2018 – Falling in love: so love is a fall? Sometimes. And it can be fatal! Think of... Read more

  3. French theatre presents : La cerisaie (The Cherry Orchard)

    March 22, 2018

    April 11–14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC Babs Asper Theatre ENGLISH SURTITLES FRIDAY APRIL 13 // Exclusive Canadian engagement “This production by Flemish collective tg STAN takes an unconventional approach by investing the play with the sense of comedy that Chekhov gave it. And it’s a powerful wind of madness and freedom that blows through this Cherry Orchard... Read more

  4. French theatre presents : Tapage et autres bruits sourds

    March 14, 2018

    March 27 & 28, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio An NAC French Theatre production presented exclusively in Ottawa! “I speak with my body. With my bruises blooming from the inside. I speak and it's not pretty—no decorations, no powdered sugar. Words ripped from the root, by sheer nerve and the sweat of my brow.” From Tapage et autres bruits... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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