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Straight Jacket Winter

by Esther Duquette & Gilles Poulin-Denis 

JUN 06–08, 2019

Produced by 2PAR4, Théâtre français du Centre national des arts, and Théâtre la Seizième
As part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival

World Premiere of the Bilingual Version. 

January 2011. A francophone couple travels 5,000 km from Montreal to Vancouver to begin a new life on the West Coast. In trying to learn the ways of their adopted city, the pair rapidly confronts the difficulties of communication and of developing a social network. As a long rainy winter drags on outside their doors, they end up withdrawing more and more into themselves, as the four walls of their apartment become the boundaries of their own private universe. How long can these two lovers manage to survive in isolation from the world?

Loosely inspired by Réjean Ducharme’s book of poems L’Hiver de forceStraight Jacket Winter is a semi-autobiographical work about the the growing phenomenon of mass mobility and its repercussions for our social and emotional lives, and for our sense of who we are.

Show Warning: Please note this show contains coarse language and brief use of smoke.

Showtimes:   June 06, 07 & 08, 2019 at 8pm

Ticket prices:  Section A  $49.00    Section B  $39.00     Section C  $ 24.00

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