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Isabelle Blais, Philippe Brault, France Castel, Vincent Fafard, Louise Forestier, Benoît Landry, Jean Maheux, Jean Marchand, Pascale Montreuil, Daniel Parent, Marie-Ève Pelletier, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Sylvain Scott, Linda Sorgini, Marie Tifo +3 musicians (to be announced)
In an isolated Chinese province, the gods take shelter at the home of the prostitute Shen Te. They reward her generosity by giving her enough money to open her own tobacco shop, but the young woman soon falls prey to others’ greed and dishonesty. To ward off disaster and reclaim her authority, she disguises herself as a man.
When he learns of his father’s death, war correspondent Arnaud goes home to the family farm. His return after a 10‑year absence awakens the ghosts of the past. Written during Gilles Poulin-Denis’ artistic residency under the mentorship of Wajdi Mouawad, Dehors is directed by Philippe Ducros.
By ending her life at 36, Nelly Arcan cut short an existence as provocative as it was public. From her writings, with their recurring themes of suffering, the cosmos, death and female identity, Marie Brassard has extracted seven spellbinding monologues. This unforgettable show comes to the NAC at last.