january 2017 | volume 151
Jonathan Fisher and Severn Thompson
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Dora Mavor Moore Award-Winning Production, ELLE
Produced by Theatre Passe Muraille & Adapted for the Stage by Severn Thompson from the Governor General's Award-Winning Novel by Douglas Glover
The Firehall Arts Centre is pleased to present Theatre Passe Muraille's ELLE from Wednesday, February 8 to Saturday, February 18, 2017.
A recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (2015/2016 season), ELLE is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new found country. However, she finds herself abandoned on the deserted 'Isle of Demons' (off the coast of Newfoundland) as punishment for taking a lover during the voyage. With real bears, spirit bears, and perhaps hallucinated bears, along with the residue of a somewhat lurid religious faith and a world of self-preserving belligerence, the voluble heroine of ELLE does more than survive.
Directed by Christine Brubaker and starring Severn Thompson and Jonathan Fisher, ELLE brilliantly reinvents the beginnings of this country's national narrative.
"Thompson holds the audience's attention in a vice grip with her precision, depth, and hilarity. Her script is beautifully poetic, and is a master of delivery." – Mooney on Theatre
"...a performance that weaves feminism, survival instincts, colonialism and magic realism together." – The Toronto Star
"Elle is occasionally tense, but frequently funny." – Globe and Mail
February 8-18 |Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova
Tues, 7pm | Wed, 1pm (Feb. 15 only, PWYC) | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 4pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm
Opening: February 8 at 8pm
Tickets: From $23 at firehallartscentre.ca | 604.689.0926
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