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Théâtre la Seizième

BC’S MAIN FRANCOPHONE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ESTHER DUQUETTE

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Bienvenue to Théâtre la Seizième! The company has presented inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking theatre since 1974.

Their 2016–17 mainstage series opens with an exciting, new creation. Straight Jacket Winter is the story of a couple that leaves Montreal for Vancouver in the depths of winter. The two lovers have trouble assimilating and gradually withdraw into their own little world. The play showcases the work of multi-award winners Gilles Poulin-Denis, Julie Trépanier, Drew Facey, and Itai Erdal.

After the sold-out run of Séquence 8, Théâtre la Seizième is thrilled to welcome back the internationally renowned company The 7 fingers. At the crossroads of circus, theatre, and dance, Cuisine & Confessions is a trilingual family event. Accompanying the eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses—the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of oregano—leading audiences through an array of eras and countries.

Théâtre la Seizième is once again producing iconic Québécois playwright Michel Tremblay with Bonjour, là, bonjour. The play, featuring eight exceptional performers, is a monumental drama about forbidden love and self-acceptance.

Napoléon Voyage by Jean-Philippe Lehoux ends the season with recollections of his many travels around the world. Awkward, a little anxious, Lehoux dreams of conquering the world and its inhabitants but soon realizes that his life can offer him nothing more than a tourist visa.

For those who are not fluent in French, performances with English surtitles are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at Studio 16. Join in!

 

STRAIGHT JACKET WINTER
October 18–29, 2016
Venue: Studio 16
English surtitles Tu, Th and Sat
Esther Duquette and Gilles Poulin-Denis

CUISINE & CONFESSIONS
January 25–29, 2017
Venue: Vancouver Playhouse
Les 7 doigts de la main Trilingual family show (English, French, Spanish)

BONJOUR, LÀ, BONJOUR
February 28– March 11, 2017
Venue: Studio 16 English surtitles Tu, Th and Sat
Michel Tremblay

NAPOLÉON VOYAGE
May 2–6, 2017
Venue: Studio 16 English surtitles Tu, Th and Sat
Jean-Philippe Lehoux

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“Straight Jacket Winter is peppered with humourous moments that draw the audience in. The inventive yet simple scenography, made up of everyday items, brings about a delicate poetry to the piece, all while representing the couple’s daily life.” –LE DEVOIR

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