ESPACE GO in Montreal was packed on September 12 for the premiere of Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma, a compelling new production by writer and director Christian Lapointe. With an elaborate set inspired by the conventions of a traditional classroom, and a chorus of young women who become trailblazers, Christian puts a decidedly Quebec contemporary spin on Martin Crimp’s version of the classic tale by Euripides.
To bring this large-scale production to the stage, Christian worked with the cast of 14 actors in the theatre throughout August. Christian said it was absolutely exceptional to have an additional month of development time in an actual theatre, making it possible for the creative team to develop a set design that matches the ambition of the text.
Le reste vous le connaissez par le cinéma continues at ESPACE GO until October 6, and it opens at the NAC on November 14 as part of the French Theatre season.