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L’UniThéâtre is Edmonton's only professional francophone theatre company and has a provincial mandate. 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. // L'UniThéâtre est la seule compagnie de théâtre professionnel francophone à Edmonton et a un mandat provincial. Nous sommes dédiés au développement de la communauté francophone et à la promotion des expressions langagières et culturelles en français à Edmonton, en Alberta et à travers le Canada.

Main Stage

L’UniThéâtre’s 2018-2019 main stage programming

 

2018-2019 SEASON

main stage programming

Billy (Les Jours de hurlement)
by Fabien Cloutier

Presented October 10 to 13 and
17 to 20, 2018

Ma Irma
by Haley McGee,
translated by Marie-Claire Marcotte

Invited November 21 to 24, 2018
Produced by La Troupe du Jour

La Fille du facteur
by Josée Thibeault

Presented March 20 to 23 and
27 to 30, 2019

le jeu d'enfants

Parents: drop off your kids at the Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille in La Cité francophone for organized activities and head downstairs to the theatre to watch a 2-for-1 matinée of one of our main stage productions. Your children will be entertained while you watch the show!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE — $5 PER CHILD — 3 to 10 YEARS OLD
LIMIT OF 20 PARTICIPANTS

Billy (Les Jours de hurlement) : Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:30PM
Ma Irma : Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:30PM
La Fille du facteur : Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:30PM

 In partnership with l’ Institut Guy-Lacombe de la Famille

In partnership with l’Institut Guy-Lacombe de la Famille



artistic director's notes

Theatre is a gift. Sometimes we love it and find it useful, other times we do not quite know what to do with it. However, contrary to a gift we cannot return our theatre experience. It stays with us forever.

My life has been marked by thousands of plays that I have seen or have acted in and each production remains close to my heart. Through this artwork coloured by different styles, themes and characters I have learned a great deal about myself and humanity. The message is not always easy to digest.  From tears to laughter, I have often found myself living a range of emotions through one singular play experience. I have also seen my opinion of a show evolve after discussing it with friends and colleagues, helping to further my understanding of theatre. One thing that is for certain: theatre must be shared.  As well as existing for entertainment purposes,    it  creates important opportunities for dialogue between members of our society.  

For its 26th season, L’UniThéâtre has the pleasure of presenting to you a series of Canadian works. Our first mainstage play, Billy (Les jours de hurlement), is penned by Québequois playwright Fabien Cloutier. From Saskatchewan, we will be presenting Ma Irma, a Troupe du Jour production written by Haley McGee and translated by the Franco-Saskatchewanite Marie-Claire Marcotte. Our last mainstage production, La Fille du facteur, is a new play written by Edmonton artist Josée Thibeault who will also perform this work.

In addition to these productions, we also have our youth programming to offer to the community. Leaving on a tri-provincial tour in the new year, students from kindergarten to grade 6 will be able to experience our Theatre for Young Audience play, Élise contre l'extinction totale, written by Paula Humby! Other activities include a return of our series of interactive stories, Fabulas-Fabulis, with three works for our youngest audience members. For teens enrolled in French language drama programs,  we will once again be organizing the 30th edition of our Festival Théâtre Jeunesse, which takes place amongst the mountains in Nordegg.

L'UniThéâtre also believes in the development of playwrights of all ages! Our public reading series À voix haute, as well as the workshops Coup d'oeil will permit our audiences to share a little in the developmental process of plays by local writers. New to our programming this year and in collaboration with Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre, we will also present #voixencrées,  a 5-class theatre writing workshop for junior and senior high school students.

Together, I am positive that these works and activities will generate a multitude of discussions. I welcome you to come experience our 2018/2019 season with us – a season full of unexpected gifts!

—JOËLLE PRÉFONTAINE
Artistic Director, Co-General Manager



main stage gallery