French Theatre presents Bonne retraite, Jocelyne (Oct. 2-5)
October 2 to 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre
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
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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.
SEASON OPENING: BE OUR GUEST!
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!