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L’UniThéâtre is the only professional francophone theatre company in Alberta and as such we are dedicated to the development of the francophone community and to the promotion of the French language and French-language cultural expressions in Edmonton, Alberta and throughout Canada.

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Plays 2016-2017

 

2016-2017 Season: Illumination

Engagement, entertainment, exploration

 
 

Perception

Perception is the story of the evolution and devolution of a four-year relationship between a man and a woman. An exploration, through text and movement, of the different perspectives of a couple struggling to overcome the challenges in their relationship – challenges which help define them as a couple and as individuals.

  • Text by Caroline Rouleau
  • Starring: Caroline Rouleau and Steve Jodoin
  • Directed by Brian Dooley
  • A L'UniThéâtre production
  • October 26th to November 5th, 2016 at 8PM
  • Saturday Matinees October 29th and November 5th at 1:30PM
 

Moi, Monsieur, Moi! 

(Me, Mister, Me!)

Moi, Monsieur, Moi! is the story of a young Senegalese girl who, like many others, was shuttled from aunt, to cousin, to uncle. She served as the little maid, sweating profusely, carrying heavy loads, sweeping the floor, cooking for the whole family and washing the dirty linen. In addition to her many chores, she remained a poor student abused by many at school. Read more...

  • Conceived by Patricia Gomis and Márcia de Castro
  • A co-presentation with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre
  • February 7th to 11th, 2017 at 8PM
  • Saturday Matinee on February 11th at 1:30PM
 

LA RACCOURCIE

(The Beaten Path)

Jean-Joseph Simard has sought refuge deep in the bush, abandoning his work and his family. After years of isolation and solitude, his son Victor arrives. He's come searching for his father, offering some unfortunate news and looking for answers. For Jean-Joseph the past re-surfaces along with its regrets and more; for Victor the future is what is at stake.

  • Text by Jean-Rock Gaudreault
  • Starring: André Roy and Steve Jodoin
  • Directed by Brian Dooley
  • April 5th to 15th, 2017 at 8PM
  • Saturday Matinees April 8th and 15th at 1:30PM
 

À VOIX HAUTE Staged Readings

A public reading of a play is often a very important early step in the development of that given play. The plays selected for À VOIX HAUTE have all been selected with the intention of including them in future seasons. This is their first step.

All readings take place at 8pm in the Studio Yolande Proulx at La Cite Francophone. Free to the public. Wine and snacks provided!

  • UN VOEU DANGEREUX by Pascale Nadon, September 23rd & 24th
  • PINS by Julia Seymour, November 18th & 19th
  • ARRÊT DEMANDÉ by Emilie Duchesne, March 3rd & 4th

  • N (UNE HISTOIRE À RACONTER) by Sophie Gareau-Brennan, April 28th & 29th