LES ZINSPIRÉS : THE AGE OF REASON

November 30 to December 5, 2018

Arrow Circle Down 2

LES ZINSPIRÉS : THE AGE OF REASON

November 30 to December 5, 2018

Arrow Circle Down 2

“An exceptional experience. The actors truly gave life to my text!”
Armando Muheto — Winner of the 2017 edition

“An exceptional experience. The actors truly gave life to my text!”
Armando Muheto — Winner of the 2017 edition

SYNOPSIS

THIS YEAR, LES ZINSPIRÉS REACHES THE AGE OF REASON. The age when you learn to decipher your emotions. The age when you begin to understand the why of things. The age of daring to venture outside the family cocoon and discover the world. For the seventh edition of the Les Zinspirés writing competition, five young authors find their voice to challenge, surprise and amaze us. Pen and paper in hand, they convey the concerns and questions, the dreams and hopes of their generation. Having polished their tales with the help of professional authors, over the course of the evening, they share their take on reality.

Consistently nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award in the categories of ‘Best Youth Show’, ‘Best Performance by Ensemble’ and ‘Best Direction’, Les Zinspirés comes together again for a seventh edition, with Chanda Gibson directing and Pierre Simpson coordinating the writing competition.

Être une fille (“Being a girl”) by Cathlin Jiaqi
Very lively and humorous, Léa has a mega-crush on the hottest girl in school. No sooner has she taken her courage in two hands to tell her than a little incident upsets her plans… Cathlin Jiaqi Han’s hard-hitting and resolutely feminist pen will not leave you indifferent.

Sans le conditionnel passé (“Without the past conditional”) by Mariam Guira
Charismatic captain of the basketball team, Mattéo has it all. And yet, he falls into a deep depression. Will he have the strength to ask for help from his friends, his girlfriend, or his family? With frankness and delicacy, Mariam Guira explores the dangers of undetected loneliness.

Enweille Éloi (“C’mon, Éloi”) by Olivia Cyr
Éloi confidently approaches his first day as a lifeguard at his neighbourhood pool. But when a young swimmer is discovered drowning, Éloi freezes. With a breathless narrative, Olivia Cyr delves into the maze of panic.

J’ai fait quoi ? (“I did what?”) by Errine Jean Charles
Invited to a party, Jenny suddenly begins to feel bad. As she gradually loses consciousness, she finds herself alone in a room facing a boy she doesn’t recognize. How to reconstruct the sequence of events and recover from an evening that turns tragic? With touching, delicate writing, Errine Jean Charles shares the poignant story of a young teenager of today.

L’Honorable M.Trompe  (“The Honorable Mr. Trompe”) by Abigail Morin
Arrogant and dishonest, the elephant Mr. Trompe wishes to establish his domination in the jungle. Will its citizens manage to thwart his plans? In the style of George Orwell, Abigail Morin offers a fable portraying the absurdity of current politics with a biting irony.

Select your date

— French with surtitles

november, 2018

fri30nov20 h 00 min- 21 h 15 minLes Zinspirés : L'Âge de raisonPremière20 h 00 min - 21 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

december, 2018

wed5dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 15 minLes Zinspirés : L'Âge de raison20 h 00 min - 21 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

thu6dec13 h 00 min- 14 h 15 minLes Zinspirés : L'Âge de raison13 h 00 min - 14 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French without surtitles,School Matinee

Information

Dates: November 30 to December 5, 2018

Running time: 1:15

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

november, 2018

fri30nov20 h 00 min- 21 h 15 minLes Zinspirés : L'Âge de raisonPremière20 h 00 min - 21 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

december, 2018

wed5dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 15 minLes Zinspirés : L'Âge de raison20 h 00 min - 21 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

thu6dec13 h 00 min- 14 h 15 minLes Zinspirés : L'Âge de raison13 h 00 min - 14 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French without surtitles,School Matinee

Information

Dates: November 30 to December 5, 2018

Running time: 1:15

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

School Matinees available
(in French without surtitles)

Talk-Back
(exchange with the artists)

Pay What You Can (Wednesday)

Credits

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Contest coordinated by
Pierre Simpson

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Directed by
Chanda Gibson

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Produced by
Théâtre français de Toronto

With
 

Bianca Heuvelmans
Léa

Ziad Ek
Mattéo

Eudes La Roche-Francoeur
Éloi

Sheila Ingabire-Isaro
Jenny

Nick Digaetano
M. Trompe

Stage design

Glenn Davidson

Costumes

Jennifer Goodman

Lighting

Simon Rossiter

Sound

Ben Gibson

Stage managing

Gabriel Dubé

Writing Coaches

Krystel Descary, François Macdonald, Marie-Claire Marcotte, Donald Woo, Pierre Simpson

Credits

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Contest coordinated by
Pierre Simpson

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Directed by
Chanda Gibson

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Produced by
Théâtre français de Toronto

Avec

Bianca Heuvelmans

Ziad Ek

Eudes La Roche-Francoeur

Sheila Ingabire-Isaro

Nick Digaetano

Stage design

Glenn Davidson

Costumes

Jennifer Goodman

Lighting

Simon Rossiter

Sound

Ben Gibson

Stage managing

Gabriel Dubé

Writing Coaches

Krystel Descary

François Macdonald

Marie-Claire Marcotte

Donald Woo

Pierre Simpson

Partners

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