LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S ∞

INFINITELY AWAKE

December 4 and 7, 2019

Arrow Circle Down 2

LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S ∞

 INFINITELY AWAKE

December 4 and 7, 2019

Arrow Circle Down 2

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

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

SYNOPSIS

PAUL VALÉRY ARGUED THAT “HE WHO WANTS TO WRITE HIS DREAM MUST BE INFINITELY AWAKE”. TfT invites you once again on a journey of unexpected discoveries, a door that opens to a world sketched by new eyes.

For the eighth edition of Les Zinspiré.e.s, five teenagers bring to fruition their theatrical dream. By reminding you of the lightness of being, by finding inspiration in the smallest details of everyday life and by sharing their take on problems that overwhelm us all, they simultaneously provide a snapshot of today’s society.

Supported in their writing by professional Toronto authors, these budding playwrights put down on paper their inner lives Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award (2016, 2018) for Best Direction for a Youth Show (Sébastien Bertrand and Chanda Gibson respectively) and frequently nominated for Best Performance by an Ensemble, this production will immerse you in a moment suspended in time … an endlessly waking dream.

The Sine Function By Charlotte Calvez, É.S.C. Father-René-de-Galinée (Cambridge)

Larry has a problem: she can’t stop falling asleep in French class, and has trouble doing her homework! Her classmates offer her a miracle cure, a revolutionary substance guaranteed to keep her awake all day…

But How? by Cass McGarry, Havergal College (Toronto)

On her way to school, Rosalie comes face to face with Leo…a young student “hit and run” victim the week before! Haunted by this event, she develops an immediate bond with his ghost and tries to understand the reason for his refusal to leave…

As far as the eye can see by Martin Staadecker, É.S.P. Étienne-Brûlé (Toronto)

Luc’s diagnosis is confirmed. He has a rare disease and is going blind. A poignant story that explores a young man’s resiliency and his ability to find hope even when faced with the grim prospect of losing his eyesight for the rest of his life.

Infinite Possibilities by Sofia Velikov, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate (Kitchener)

Gary is a plastic water bottle desperate to escape the confinement of his supermarket shelf and travel the world. When the six-pack he belongs to is finally purchased, he embarks on an incredible adventure that will forever transform his vision of the planet. An ecological tale that reminds us of the importance of caring for our Earth.

You Have a Choice by Emily White, Havergal College (Toronto)

It’s an ordinary school day. The only noticeable exception: Victor, a serious but quiet student, is absent. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens … A story that highlights the harsh consequences of bullying and harassment.

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— French with surtitles

december, 2019

wed4dec20 h 00 min- 21 h 15 minLes Zinspiré.e.s20 h 00 min - 21 h 15 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

sat7dec15 h 30 min- 16 h 45 minLes Zinspiré.e.s15 h 30 min - 16 h 45 min Berkeley Street TheatreCategory:French with English surtitles

Information

Dates: December 4 and 7, 2019

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 Matinee available
(French learning)

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— French with surtitles

november, 2018

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december, 2018

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Information

Dates: December 4 and 7, 2019

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)

Credits

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Contest coordinated by
Pierre Simpson

 

Creators

Duncan Appleton Lighting

Laura Bergeron Animations

Sarah Delignies Costumes and props

Nick Di Gaetano Sound environment

Natalie Gisele Stage Management

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Directed by
Krystel Descary

 

Actors

Francesca Barcenas

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin

Alex Côté

Stéphie Mazunya

Lexi Soha

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Produced by
Théâtre français de Toronto

Writing Coaches

Lara Arabian

Karine Ricard

Pierre Simpson

Donald Woo

Credits

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Contest coordinated by
Pierre Simpson

 

Creators

Duncan Appleton Lighting

Laura Bergeron Animations

Sarah Delignies Costumes and props

Nick Di Gaetano Sound environment

Natalie Gisele Stage management

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Directed by
Krystel Descary

 

Actors

Francesca Barcenas

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin

Alex Côté

Stéphie Mazunya

Lexi Soha

Les Zinspirés : The Age of Reason

Produced by
Théâtre français de Toronto

Writing Coaches

Lara Arabian

Karine Ricard

Pierre Simpson

Donald Woo

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