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The French theatre presents: Ce qu'on attend de moi

From March 26 to 30, 2019 at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins

Two performances every night at 6:30 and 9 p.m., except on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (World Theatre Day)

"On the edge of fantasma and reality, the performance maintains a clever balance

between the compassion towards a one-night actor

and the discomfort regarding a kind of « self-acting » obedience."

Chloé Gagné Dion, Le Devoir, 23 mai 2018 (transl.)

 

March 7, 2019 – OTTAWA Every evening, one audience member is selected to be the show’s central figure. A performance for non-actors, a human experiment about free will and collective conditioning, a hybrid work that enlists the codes of documentary and cinéma vérité.

As part of their ongoing reflection on absence and escape, Philippe Cyr and Gilles Poulin-Denis propose an extraordinary theatrical and social experience. An audience member chosen at random becomes the centre of a stage device that explores the workings of the imagination and the nature of humanity. The result of the two artists’ long creative process, inspired by the work of neurobiologist Henri Laborit, is a touching show with carefully crafted visual and musical elements—and of course every performance is unique.

*** 80 tickets only per performance! ***

Performed in French only, no surtitles

 

Conceived and created by: Philippe Cyr and Gilles Poulin-Denis // Cast is one audience member // Set design: Odile Gamache // Lighting design: Cédric Delorme-Bouchard // Sound design: Owen Belton // Director of photography: Jérémie Battaglia // Coproduction: L’Homme allumette and 2PAR4 

Hosted by NAC French Theatre and Théâtre du Trillium 

Running time: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission

 

LIVE PODCAST WITH THE ARTISTS AND AUDIENCE

Plus que du théâtre, French Theatre’s new podcast, will be exceptionally recorded live with the artists and audience after the performance of March 27, at 9 p.m. Produced by the NAC, the series is broadcast to coincide with the corresponding plays in French Theatre’s programming, and hosted by the reporter and podcast producer Julien Morissette.

 

WORLD THEATRE DAY ON MARCH 27

Let’s celebrate the World Theatre Day! Join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 12 a.m. for a lunch at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins. Official messages will be shared by representatives from the theatre field.

Free event, welcome to all! / Confirm your attendance at billetterie@nouvellescene.com

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT AT LA NOUVELLE SCÈNE GILLES DESJARDINS

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins is located on 333, avenue King Edward, Ottawa.

Please visit the website https://www.nouvellescene.com/ to explore the place and find any practical tips.

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