Un, Deux, Trois.
IN UN (ONE), MANI SOLEYMANLOU TRIES TO PINPOINT WHAT EXACTLY DEFINES HIM AS AN IRANIAN LIVING IN CANADA. In DEUX (Two), he is joined on stage by Manu (Emmanuel Schwartz), his kindred spirit. Together they search for what he might have missed in his initial quest for identity. A quest that culminates with TROIS (Three).
Co-presented with Canadian Stage, UN, DEUX, TROIS. is simply breathtaking in scale and scope. The production involves no less than 40 performers from across Canada. All of them acting as co-creators. This epic trilogy reflects the cultural and political heritage of North America, the diversity of its communities, and the richness of its territories and many climates. These co-creators will all share their lived experiences, ideas, aspirations, and frustrations, to question what forms, divides, and unites us.
This production is a quest for collective intimacy, a kaleidoscope of committed and engaging voices.
Presented in French with English surtitles.
“Let's not beat around the bush, the end result is stunning." Christian Saint-Pierre - Le Devoir
"It's an important play in a country like ours which argues it’s reaching out to refugees. And it's a show that reminds us how essential theatre is when it carries a strong message and dares to really connect with the world." Alexandre Vigneault - La Presse
Written by: Mani Soleymanlou in collaboration with the performers.
Direction Assistant and Stage Management: Jean Gaudreau
Lighting: Erwann Bernard
Soundscape: Larsen Lupin
Codirection of UN, and Artistic Consultant on DEUX: Alice Ronfard
Technical Direction: Audrey Janelle, Chantal Labonté
Tour Coordinator: Charlotte Ménard
Production Coordinator: Laëtitia Fabaron
Executive Producer: Xavier Inchauspé