Un. Deux. Trois.
Four hours. Three shows. Two intermissions. One unforgettable french-canadian theatrical experience.
« Masterful. […] Epic. […] It is to be said that the trance that we feel, when leaving the theatre, is well worth it. » – Annie Dubé, mattv (Translated from French)
“The idea that a quête d’identité is nothing more than a narcissistic journey […] is also sunk in this occasionally, frustrating, mostly fascinating piece of theatre.” – J. Kelly Nestruck, Global Mail
« This is an excessively funny show. […] At times very touching […] Intelligent. » – Claudine Hébert, ICI Première, Dessine-moi un matin (Translated from French)
ABOUT THE SHOW:
For his very first programme as artistic director of the Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts in Ottawa, Mani Soleymanlou surrounds himself by about forty performers coming from the 4 corners of French Canada to revisit the plays UN., DEUX. and TROIS., which he brings together this time into one single performance entitled Un. Deux. Trois.
It’s no secret: Mani Soleymanlou likes numbers. After having presented plays ranging from the solo Un to the podcast Probablement Onze – and passing by Zéro –, he returns to UN. DEUX. TROIS., his grand symphony about identity. Presented in Montréal in 2014 and in Paris in 2017, the performance, which previously plunged into first Quebec then French identity, looks this time at French Canada. Surrounding himself with an all-new cast from different horizons, the actor and producer builds with them a choral work, which is poignant and festive.
Forty solitudes. Forty extended hands. Forty lives speaking for contemporary Canada. A performance that dares to do all of this, with neither speeches nor posters, neither rhetoric nor empty phrases. To revisit our heritage, question what we in turn we will leave behind and go beyond clichés. To make a voice with many accents resound. To go forward together and build bridges over the ever-widening chasms.
So that in essence, the « I » serve the « We ». Because finally, what does it mean to be francophone in Canada?
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- Subtitles available in English every night.
- The performance is four hours and 15 minutes, with two intermissions.
- Tickets available at the door (subject to availability)
Co-produced by : Orange Noyée
In partnership with : Théâtre français du CNA, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Théâtre français de Toronto, Duceppe, Théâtre du Trident, Théâtre l’Escaouette, Théâtre populaire d’Acadie, Théâtre la Seizième & Théâtre Cercle Molière
Text & Direction : Mani Soleymanlou with collaboration from the performers
Perfomance : Mani Soleymanlou, Emmanuel Schwartz, Caroline Bélisle, Florence Brunet, Jean Marc Dalpé, Ziad Ek, Nadia Girard Eddahia, Israël Gamache, Cory Haas, Marie-Ève Fontaine, France Huot, Moriana Kachmarsky, John Gislain Kibaga, Anna-Laure Koop, Danielle Le Saux-Farmer, Jean-Christophe Leblanc, Lionel Lehouillier, Carla Mezquita Honhon, Meilie Ng, Dillon Orr, Anaïs Pellin, France Perras, Dominique Pétin, Chloé Petit, Eric Plamondon, Marco Poulin, Caroline Raynaud, Gabriel Robichaud, Marie-Madeleine Sarr, Manon St-Jules, Ines Talbi, Elkahna Talbi, Chloé Thériault, Xavier Yuvens, Jean-Charles Weka & Anais West
Scripts : Sophie Gemme & Chloé Gagné Dion
Translation & Surtitles : Cory Haas
Assistant Direction & Stage Management : Jean Gaudreau
Lighting : Erwann Bernard et Martin Sirois
Sound Design : Larsen Lupin
Co-direction & an outside look on DEUX : Alice Ronfard
Technical Direction : Audrey Janelle & Chantal Labonté
Tour Director : Charlotte Ménard
Production Coordination : Laëtitia Fabaron
Executive Production : Xavier Inchauspé
Delegated Production : Vanessa Beaupré
Mentions : UN DEUX TROIS is a creation of Orange Noyée in partnership with le Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts, le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, le Théâtre français de Toronto, Duceppe, Le Théâtre du Trident, Le Théâtre l’Escaouette, le Théâtre populaire d’Acadie, le Théâtre la Seizième, le Théâtre Cercle Molière.
: UN DEUX TROIS is supported by CNA’s National Creation Fund, the CNA Fondation, the Cole Fondation, the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Montréal Arts Council & Power Corporation.
: TROIS was created in Montréal in 2014 by Orange Noyée, co-produced with le Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui & the Festival TransAmériques.
Photo Credit : Julio Assis (Buio)