The musts according to Dominic Champagne
Dominic Champagne

Dramatist and stage director

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2012-10-01

Lapin blanc, lapin rouge

From November 29 to December 15, 2012

Espace Libre
From tuesday to saturday at 8 p.m.
Regular: $34
30 years old and less: $29

I have a lot of interest for political theatre ; launched by artists who engage themselves totally in that direction. Lapin blanc, lapin rouge, created around a monologue written by Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian author and proposed by Philipe Ducros and actor Mani Soleymanlo, particularly inspires me this season. Every representation is attacked by a different comedian who doesn't have read the text before his interpretation.

 

Philipe Ducros is an inspired and inspiring actor ; a grounded actor, a voyager who is anchored in political and contemporary reality. He is a bridge builder, a citizen of the world and needs to be frequented more often in this theater of all possibilities, one that I've cared deeply for since a long time : Espace Libre.

Lapin blanc, lapin rouge

Image taken from Espace Libre website.

Ce moment-là

From October 2 to November 10, 2012

Théâtre La Licorne
From tuesday to thursday at 7 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 4 p.m.

Le Théâtre de La Licorne is a place that is dear to me as a creator who has experienced magical moments with Cabaret Neiges Noir, and as a spectator. I have had some very special moments with the actors, with their techniques in this intimate space where the art of acting becomes a grandiose spectacle. Denis Bernard, comedian and director of the theatre has become an exceptional actor/director, always in full control of his art.

The Théâtre de La Licorne has given us the best of Irish dramaturgy and every time we are drawn in and mesmerized. Deirde Kinahan's piece, justly directed by Denis Bernard and traduced by Maryse Warda is not to be missed:

Ce moment-là

 

With a strong distribution: Patrick Hivon, Christine Beaulieu, Mani Soleymanlou (again!), Émilie Bibeau, Louise Laparé, Alice Pascual et Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau.

Tout ça m'assassine

From October 3 to October 13, 2012

Cinquième salle à la Place des Arts
Regular fare: $38 Student and senior fares available by telephone or at Place des Arts' counters
514.842.2112

My last "must" for the autumn: 

Tout ça m'assassine

Please concede me this self-promotion. I am particularly proud of this small play, of this taking of position that we created last year with a lot of liberties in the form of a voyage full of heart and spirit into the world of the irreducible.

Alexis Martin needs to be seen as a brilliant intellectual spilling out hilarious confessions as a penniless man,written by Pierre Lefebvre. Normand d"Amour and Mario St.Armand as hobos who are walking along highway 20 at 4 in the morning, going on foot to René Levesque's funeral and reminiscing on the quest for liberty by the french canadian. And Sylvain Marcel as an idle poet seeking solace in the alcoholic fumes of a bar in Timmins, Ontario accompanied by Julie Castonguay as a transparent singer surrounded by her two misty handed musicians.

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