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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.