The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier
The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier
The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier
Théâtre français de Toronto and Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario present

Le Club des éphémères (The Shadflies Club)

April 7, 2022
11th – 12th grade
English Subtitles Available

WHEN A FILMMAKER PRODUCING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SHADFLIES UNEXPECTEDLY APPEARS IN THEIR RETIREMENT HOME, the lives of five elderly women are turned upside down. The passion they feel for these ephemeral insects that emerge each spring from the lake is only equaled by their obsession with the Dionne quintuplets.

Under the spotlight, the unexpected bond uniting these five women also comes to light. Terrible stories they had never thought to reveal resurface as they seize the moment and confess secrets for the first and last time in their lives.

Up and coming Franco-Ontarian director Dillon Orr presents Alain Doom’s most recent play, written during his time as Théâtre français de Toronto’s “playwright in residence”. An incisive feminist comedy evoking the ephemeral nature of our lives with humour and tenderness.

Distribution
Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langlois, and Diane Losier
Creative team

Written by: Alain Doom
Direction: Dillon Orr
Art consultant: Joël Beddows
Sound design: Daniel Bédard
Lighting design: Michael Brunet
Production manager: Pascale Lemay
Costume design: Mélanie McNeill
Costume design assistance: Alice Norton, Farnoosh Talebpour
Stage design internship: Gabrielle Noël de Tilly
Direction internship: Simon Paquette
Technical direction: Ivan Pitre
Set design: Marie-Pierre Proulx
Set design assistance: Juliette Tardit Wagner

Links to the Curriculum

The Arts (Drama): The Critical Analysis Project · Drama and Society · Connections Beyond the Classroom
French: Core French · Extended French (with subtitles) · French Immersion programs

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The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier The five Dionne sisters as played by Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langloi &, Diane Losier