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Théâtre la Seizième

BC’S MAIN FRANCOPHONE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ESTHER DUQUETTE

Bienvenue au Théâtre la Seizième! The company has been presenting inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking theatre since 1974. The upcoming season focuses once again on remarkable works that examine the most profound human experience and the changing realities of the world around us.

The season opens with Unité modèle, wherein two real estate agents play the part of the perfect couple to better sell us a lifestyle in their dream condo. Not without problems, however. This play deals with gentrification and access to homeownership, two issues that are all too familiar for Vancouverites.

The following play is Bibish de Kinshasa, a guided tour of the Congo through the eyes of author Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu. Part fiction, part documentary, and part cooking show, this unique play examines in a casual ambiance the idea of emigration and the divide between Africa and the West.

This season also brings us the latest from Christian Bégin and Les Éternels Pigistes (Après moi) with Pourquoi tu pleures. This dark comedy sees a family steering through the sticky situation of dividing an inheritance “according to need.” Finally, the season closes with Des Arbres in which a couple, confronted with the idea of having a child, grapple with the potential consequences and social responsibilities of parenthood. The play provides an intimate glimpse at the challenges that humanity is presently facing.

Theatre that is essential to Vancouver, for the quality of its productions, its bold choices and unique point of view.
–Théâtre la Seizième Patron

 

UNITÉ MODÈLE BY GUILLAUME CORBEIL
October 17–28, 2017
Studio 16 Tue–Sat 8:00pm
English surtitles Tue–Thu & Sat

BIBISH DE KINSHASA BY MARIE-LOUISE BIBISH MUMBU
November 28–December 2, 2017
Studio 16 Tue–Sat 8:00pm English surtitles Tue–Thu & Sat

POURQUOI TU PLEURES BY CHRISTIAN BÉGIN
February 16 & 17, 2018
Waterfront Theatre
Fri & Sat 8:00pm
English surtitles

DES ARBRES BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN
May 8–12, 2018
Studio 16
Tue–Sat 8:00pm
English surtitles Tue–Thu & Sat

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