2016–17 Season

October 13th–29th 2016

Et que ça saute!

By Danielle Séguin-Tétreault

Five people in an apartment building are looking for something: Marcel is looking to bring back the spark in his marriage to his wife Gisèle; Gisèle is looking for a husband for her daughter Nathalie; Nathalie is looking to publish her novel; her son Julien is looking for his birth father. And Bobby, the stranger in the lobby, is looking for a cake box he incorrectly delivered which contains an “explosive” surprise. In this comedy, fate has an impact on all five people on that day.

A production by

Théâtre Cercle Molière

Directed by

Laura Lussier

With

  • Vincent Dureault
  • Thérèse Pilotte-Bartel
  • Janique Lavallée
  • Christian Beaudry
  • Renaud Doucet

November 17th–December 3rd 2016

Le long voyage de Pierre-Guy B.

By Philippe Soldevila, Christian Essiambre and Pierre Guy Blanchard

Pierre-Guy, a passionate percussionist, returns home after having travelled the world. His homecoming forces him to reflect on pivotal moments of his hectic life that have led him to run away from ‘normalcy’ and turn to music and a nomadic life of solitude. Combining melodies and dialogue, this music-filled tale shares the adventures of Pierre-Guy, a life filled with marginality and roaming but also by deep-seeded family roots.

A coproduction of

Théâtre Sortie de Secours, Théâtre l’Escaouette & Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts

Directed by

Philippe Soldevila

With

Christian Essiambre & Pierre Guy Blanchard


January 12th–28th 2017

Moi, monsieur, moi!

Written and performed by Patricia Gomis

Alone on stage, a woman narrates the fate of a girl born in Senegal. Born into a family of seven, she will be “given” to an aunt, “borrowed” to a cousin, “confined” by an uncle in France, yet find her way to become a woman. She dances, sings and bites into a dozen characters with humility and an authentic voice, transcending suffering and causing a whirlwind of laughter.

A coproduction of

Association Djarama (Dakar), Traversée des Arts (Paris) and Comp

agnie de la Casquette (Bruxelles)


March 2nd-18th 2017

Les Flats

By Ginny Collins

“You’re either born here, or you got a reason”

When the town doctor goes missing in Churchill, Manitoba, all trails lead to The Flats. Teetering on the edge of the Hudson’s Bay, this frozen strip of land becomes the focus of a search that unearths its strangest residents, some town secrets, and even a few ghosts. The Flats is a suspense about what brings people to the edge of the world, where the polar bears are the least of your worries.

A coproduction by

Théâtre Cercle Molière & Prairie Theatre-Exchange

Directed by

Bob Metcalfe

Artistic Collaborator

Geneviève Pelletier

With

  • Nyla Carpentier
  • Francis Fontaine
  • Gabriel Gosselin
  • Alicia Johnston
  • Julie Lumsden

April 6th, 7th, & 8th 2017
Off-Series Production

#PigeonsAffamés

By Anne-Marie White

Spoken word, slam poetry, conversations on iPhones, beat boxing, a cappella song covers and dance segments – performance styles meld in this contemporary piece that is fiercely unapologetic yet sensitive to societal concerns. Sampling pop-culture references and songs like Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Me” and the McDonald’s publicity jingle, #PigeonsAffamés is a blind date with a cast of creative, triple-threat dreamers that will leave you absolutely dazzled.

A production by

Théâtre Trillium (Ottawa)

Directed by

Anne-Marie White

With

  • Marc-André Charrette
  • Nicolas Desfossés
  • Marie-Eve Fortier
  • Alexandre-David Gagnon
  • Lissa Léger
  • JP Loignon
  • Micheline Marin
  • Frédérique Thérien

 


June 7th & 8th 2017
Off-series Production

Nanabush and the Drum

by Rhéal Cenerini
music by Michael OEsterle

This play alternates between English and French and is accessible to both linguistic groups.

This drum I’ve made with my own hands

Beats with the rhythm of the Earth.

The trickster is jealous. He’s fallen for the daughter of a powerful chief. Unfortunately for him, another man has laid claim to her heart: a coureur de bois, a little on the naïve side to boot! What’s a poor trickster to do but send his rival packing with a series of ploys that leave the outsider battered and bruised? The young woman, though, is far stronger, sager and resourceful that anyone could have imagined…

The Théâtre Cercle Molière and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra invite you to see how this love triangle unravels in a new production, combining theatre and poetry, myth and music.

Let’s talk about cultural appropriation…

Produced by

Théâtre Cercle Molière &
the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

Presented at the Westminster Church United

Directed by

Geneviève Pelletier

Conductor

Anne Manson