LES ZINSPIRÉS : SIX DEGRÉS DE SÉPARATION

December 1st to 9, 2017

Arrow Circle Down 2

LES ZINSPIRÉS : SIX DEGRÉS DE SÉPARATION

December 1st to 9, 2017

Arrow Circle Down 2

“These teenagers are always more Zinspirés.”
Alix Forgeot — L’Express

“These teenagers are always more Zinspirés.”
Alix Forgeot — L’Express

SYNOPSIS

THERE’S A POPULAR THEORY that says six steps connect all living things to one another. Theatre tells us that words can bridge the distances that separate us. As vehicles of emotions and thoughts, no matter how brutal, disjointed or oddball, they communicate our vision of the world ; and bring us closer to each other. Five young authors have set out to “bridge the gaps” in this sixth instalment of Les Zinspirés. They have honed their stories through workshops with experienced playwrights and their words will once again help bridge generations as their tales reveal the universality and agelessness of our desires, our griefs and our joys. Director Chanda Gibson returns to orchestrate this production of texts developed through a competition coordinated by Pierre Simpson.

Monet Monet, by Catalina Lu, tells us the story of Geoffrey, a mediocre young painter who struggles to find his place in a family filled with creative talent. Will his endearing personality win him the artistic recognition he craves?

In My House, Maxime Cardinal offers us the story of Aliena, who struggles to find his place in society after being imprisoned for murder. The play reveals fragments from his past that haunt him and continue to hold him in a prison that he has never really left.

An Evening with Jesus, by Anca Maglaviceanu, portrays a fantastical evening in which Mary comes face to face with Jesus – the real Jesus. A zany story, a modern-day saviour, a bubbly teenager. In short, a story to make the audience laugh – and question its relation to success, whether academic, social or virtual.

Armando Muheto, author of Hugh in Search of Freedom, invites us to hear the suffering of a teenager held captive in a besieged city. He tries to manage a normal adolescence while finding his place in a family shattered by war.

In Let’s Find Love, Adèle Lukusa presents Rose, who finds herself the heroine of a TV reality show against her will. Wooed by three suitors, each dumber than the last, she tries to demonstrate that, yes, you can assert yourself as a liberated woman.

Select your date

— French with surtitles

december, 2017

fri1dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 20 minLes Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparationPremière20 h 00 min - 21 h 20 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

wed6dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 20 minLes Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparationDiscussion après-spectacle20 h 00 min - 21 h 20 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

sat9dec15 h 30 min- 16 h 50 minLes Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation15 h 30 min - 16 h 50 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

Information

Dates: December 1st to 9, 2017

Running time: 1:20

Please note: the tickets are not exchangeable, not refundable if you do not have a subscription.
This show is not wheelchair accessible.

In French with English surtitles
(Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)

School Matinees available
(French learning)

Talk-Back
(exchange with the artists)

Pay What You Can
(Wednesday)
Saturday Rush Tickets for $20

Select your date

— French with surtitles

december, 2017

fri1dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 20 minLes Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparationPremière20 h 00 min - 21 h 20 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

wed6dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 20 minLes Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparationDiscussion après-spectacle20 h 00 min - 21 h 20 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

sat9dec15 h 30 min- 16 h 50 minLes Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation15 h 30 min - 16 h 50 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

Information

Dates: December 1st to 9, 2017

Running time: 1:20

Please note: the tickets are not exchangeable, not refundable if you do not have a subscription.
This show is not wheelchair accessible.

In French with English surtitles: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

School Matinees available
(in French without surtitles)

Talk-Back
(exchange with the artists)

Pay What You Can: Wednesday
Saturday Rush Tickets: 20 $

Credits

Les Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation

By Catalina Lu, Maxime Cardinal, Anca Maglaviceanu, Amando Muheto et Adèle Lukusa

Les Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation

Directed by
Chanda Gibson

Les Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation

Produced by
Théâtre français de Toronto

With
 

Constant Bernard

Mathieu Bourassa

Meilie NG

Mélanie Paiement

Nabil Traboulsi

Contest

Pierre Simpson

Stage Design

Glenn Davidson

Sound

Ben Gibson and Martin McLaughlin

Costumes

Jennifer Goodman

Credits

Les Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation

By Catalina Lu, Maxime Cardinal, Anca Maglaviceanu, Amando Muheto et Adèle Lukusa

Les Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation

Directed by
Chanda Gibson

Les Zinspirés : Six degrés de séparation

Produced by
Théâtre français de Toronto

With

Constant Bernard
Mathieu Bourassa
Meilie Ng
Mélanie Paiement
Nabil Traboulsi

Contest

Pierre Simpson

Stage Design

Glenn Davidson

Sound

Ben Gibson and Martin McLaughlin

Costumes

Jennifer Goodman

Partners

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