French Theatre presents Bonne retraite, Jocelyne (Oct. 2-5)

October 2 to 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre
In French
Retirement often prompts people to look back at the past, but in Jocelyne’s case it becomes a pretext for a flood of opinions, awkwardness and bitterness. In dialogue that alternates between banal odiousness and odious banality, Fabien Cloutier turns the microscope on a nuclear family trapped in a teeming vivarium.
A fifth play for that Quebec artist, and the first to be presented on the NAC French Theatre stage.

Written and directed by: Fabien Cloutier
With: Jean-Guy Bouchard, Isabelle Brouillette, Josée Deschênes, Claude Despins, Sophie Dion, Lauren Hartley, Éric Leblanc, Vincent Roy and Lauriane S. Thibodeau
Produced by: Théâtre de La Manufacture, Théâtre du Trident and NAC French Theatre
(Browse our website for more detailed credits.)

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

As a family
As a people
It seems to me there will never be enough of us
To be able to afford not to love one another.
Fabien Cloutier



Come and celebrate the very first performance of our 2019-2020 season by sharing a toast to Bonne retraite, Jocelyne,  on Wednesday, October 2, as of 5 p.m., at NAC Fourth Stage.  Grilled cheese, quizz and gifts!