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Un. Deux. Trois.

17 November 2022 20 November 2022

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Pauline-Boutal Hall at CCFM (340 Provencher Blvd)

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Un. Deux. Trois.

Four hours. Three shows. Two intermissions. One unforgettable french-canadian theatrical experience.

 

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?

 

  • Subtitles available in English every night. 
  • The performance is four hours, with two intermissions.  

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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, Katrine Deniset, Ziad Ek, Nadia Girard Eddahia, Israël Gamache, Cory Haas, Marie-Ève Fontaine, France Huot, 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

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

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.

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Photo Credit : Julio Assis (Buio)

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