The NAC French theatre presents its striking new season 2019-2020!

March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA – Propelled, or better yet catapulted, by its Artistic Director, Brigitte Haentjens, the NAC French Theatre instills strength and vigor to a large spectrum of artistic expressions during the 2019–2020 season. Nine innovative shows constantly shift from personal to collective views and scales, and daringly prompt a meeting between the intimate sphere and the political arena.

“The artistic propositions we are so proud to present this season are particularly wide-ranging, in form as in style. They are the sheer mirror of our society’s main concerns, and convey beauty and hope from various standpoints. They are a friendly hand extended towards a more kind and caring society.”

— Brigitte Haentjens, Artistic Director



Nine plays
Five new works coproduced by the NAC French Theatre
The acclaimed Quebecois documentary play, J’aime Hydro, stops in Ottawa
The Flemish director Alain Platel and his prestigious company les ballets C de la B present Requiem pour L.
Two world premieres of local new works
Scenic writings from the intimate solo to the huge collective
Works drawn from the universal language of all musics, from Mozart to Patti Smith



The Children and Youth Programming, conceived by Mélanie Dumont, beautifully enriches the 2019-2020 season of the French Theatre with five fantastically inventive and crazy propositions... Yours to discover on-line already!
A sixth surprise-show, part of the BIG BANG Festival to be held for a second time in February 2020, is to be announced soon.


To learn more about the plays and subscriptions, browse the full season online:


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