Théâtre français de Toronto and L’Irréductible Petit Peuple present
A poetic tale that conjures memories of first love
Théâtre français de Toronto is delighted to present Avant l’Archipel, a show co-produced with L’Irréductible Petit Peuple (Quebec) and winner of Réseau Ontario’s Prix “Coup de foudre” and the Prix Acadie-RADARTS. This adaptation of a play by Emily Pearlman, the recipient of numerous prizes at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, is staged by Joël Beddows and performed by Danielle Le Saux-Farmer and André Robillard.
The play opens in Toronto on March 2, 2018 at 8 pm at the Berkeley Street Theatre (with surtitles in English) before continuing its national tour. The show is also available to schools for matinée performances.
Avant l’Archipel is a clever marriage of story and poetry, songs and improvisation. As participants in playful exchanges suggested by the actors, audience members are drawn into the magical world of the play and becomes active witnesses to the turbulent upheaval that always comes with that first love.
The two actors in the play have played an important role in its creation. Danielle Le Saux-Farmer translated the text into French and André Robillard adapted the songs. The result is remarkable: the language is rich, the characters are funny and endearing, and the songs punctuate to perfection this wonderful theatrical tale.
Le TfT thanks VIA Rail Canada (season sponsor), BMO (show sponsor), TD Bank Group (surtitles sponsor) and Pierre et Mariel O’Neill-Karch (show patrons).
AVANT L’ARCHIPEL (COUNTRIES SHAPED LIKE STARS)
A coproduction Théâtre français de Toronto and L’Irréductible Petit Peuple (Québec)
Written by Emily Pearlman |Directed by Joël Beddows | Assistant Director: Guillaume Saindon | Translation: Danielle Le Saux-Farmer and André Robillard | Music: Nicolas Di Gaetano | Stage and costume designer: Katia Talbot | Lighting designer: Benoît Brunet-Poirier | Stage manager: Lindsay Tremblay | Tour manager: Kyle Ahluwalia
In French (with English surtitles) : March 2, 2018 @ 8pm
Berkeley St. Theatre (Upstairs) | 26, Berkeley Street, Toronto
Tickets: Regular: $ 26 – $ 49 | Senior: $ 26 – $ 42 | Under 30 & Artists: $ 19 – $ 25 | Pay what you can on Wednesday and Thursday | Saturday rush: $ 20 at the door | Group rate for 8 or more: $ 25 per ticket