Le Club des éphémères (The Shadflies Club)
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.
TRIGGER WARNING: This play tackles themes of emotional and sexual abuse.
Esther Beauchemin, Hélène Dallaire, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, Geneviève Langlois, and Diane Losier
Written by: Alain Doom
Direction: Dillon Orr
Art consultant: Joël Beddows
Set Design: Marie-Pierre Proulx
Costume design: Melanie McNeill
Lighting design & Technical Direction: Michael Brunet
Soundscape: Daniel Bédard
Direction Assistant & Stage Manager: Jeff Soucy
Stage Manager Assistant: Céline Lepage
Production Managers: Natalie Gisele & Christina Leblanc-McHenryTechnical
Direction: Ivan Pitre
Wigs: Alice Norton
Head Seamstress: Farnoosh Talebpour
Set Builder: Chris Shelswell
Set Design: Assistant: Gabrielle Noël de Tilly
Direction: Assistant: Simon Paquette
Set Design Assistant: Juliette Tardit Wagner
Surtitles: Nina Okens (translation) and Natalie Gisele (Operations)