Street closures around NAC during the Ottawa International Jazz Festival

Zone SHOW

Seven plays from the Atlantic to the Pacific at the 7th edition of Zones Théâtrales!


Single tickets

Tickets: $25/each | Students & Youth*: $12.50 (save 50%)
Groups: Save 20% when you buy 10 or more tickets to the same show. Call 613-947-7000, x634, or email grp@nac-cna.ca.

*Students: A limited number of student tickets at $12.50 will be available for purchase on presentation of valid student ID. Limit one student ticket per show per ID. Youth price (ages 12 to 17) applies to Ceci n’est pas une lettre d’adieu… and  Comme un seul Grům.

Buy a package and save! 

3 shows for $67 (save 10%)
5 shows for $106 (save 15%)
7 shows for $140 (save 20%)

Exclusively available in person at the NAC Box Office or by calling 1 866 850 ARTS x620. 

  1. Play

    Les Beignes

    It’s in the bag

    Azrieli Studio

    Les Beignes (“donuts”) portrays the lives of characters who spend their nights in the beige and brown universe of Tim Hortons. They love each other, hate each other, help each other out or betray each other, use a lot or refuse to use. In their collective delirium, they compose a slightly skewed portrait of our society. A tasty tragicomedy that veers from dream to reality and back again.

    • Written and directed by

      Matthieu Girard

    • With

      Tanya Brideau, David Losier, Diane...

    • Théâtre populaire d’Acadie (New Brunswick)

  2. M.I.L.F.

    Breaking taboos

    La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins

    Three women, three mothers, three sexualities. M.I.L.F. offers an acerbic, poetic and perceptive take on the taboos around motherhood and sexuality. Marjolaine Beauchamp paints an uncompromising portrait of the relationship between mothers, their sexuality and pornography.

    • Written by

      Marjolaine Beauchamp

    • Directed by

      Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard

    • With

      Marjolaine Beauchamp, Geneviève Dufour and...

  3. Play

    Starshit

    Winning at all costs

    Arts Court - Theatre

    An imaginative satire about blind corporate loyalty, Starshit takes a hard look at our performance-driven society. In this case, the characters aren’t scheming financiers but young employees making $10 an hour.

    • Written by

      Jonathan Caron and Julie Renault

    • Directed by

      Luc Bourgeois

    • With

      Jonathan Caron, Julie Renault, Karine...

  4. For ages 14+
    Largely inspired by the theme of compassion and by Kurt Cobain’s suicide note, this new play for young audiences from Théâtre la Catapulte examines our fear of the unknown, and the notion of “getting along.” 

    • Written and directed by

      Dillon Orr, Marie-Pierre Proulx and...

    • With

      Jonathan Charlebois, Annie Cloutier and...

    • Théâtre la Catapulte (Ontario)

  5. Play

    Ma Irma

    Together with oneself

    Studio Léonard-Beaulne, University of Ottawa

    This black comedy raises the question, “When you do something irreversible, is love still unconditional? Marie-Claire Marcotte delivers an astonishing performance in this one-woman show from La Troupe du Jour. The play brings us back to the basic principles of theatre: an actress on stage and the sheer joy of words.

    • Haley McGee

    • French translation by

      Marie-Claire Marcotte

    • Directed by

      David Granger

  6. General public (12+)
    Grům, the clownish, bad-tempered, antisocial character introduced in the hit play Mouving, makes a return appearance, this time in his daily environment. He’s driven by one thing: his obsession with order. In this play without words, the creators use body language and images to convey the various settings and states of mind that lead to the total collapse of Grům’s meticulously ordered world.

    • An obsession by

      Mathieu Chouinard

    • Directed by

      Marc-André Charron

    • With

      Mathieu Chouinard, Marilyn Perreault and...

  7. Play

    Far Away

    A glimpse of tomorrow, today

    La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins

    Far Away is a lucid and stunning tale that immerses us into a world gone mad, a surreal, fascinating dystopia that is disturbingly plausible. An unsettling, cruel and absurd play.

    • Written by

      Caryl Churchill

    • French translation by

      Marie-Hélène Estienne

    • Directed by

      Édith Patenaude

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