In the Quebec of the 1970s, Serge returns home avec a three-month trip to Europe. There, he finds, unchanged, his hypochondriac aunts, his deaf father, and his older sister, for whom he remains an object of desire. Family life plods along inexorably until Serge decides to stop listening to the whining, the reprimands, the monologues. Instead, he speaks, and finds the words to express the inexpressible.
One of the major plays of the theatrical canon, Bonjour, là, bonjour deals with forbidden love, and the difficulty with which we express that love. A tragedy both poignant and beautiful, deeply moving, created by the father of contemporary Quebecois theatre.
Nominations (Category: Large Theatre)
Outstanding Direction : Gilles Poulin-Denis
Outstanding Distribution : Lyne Barnabé, Leanna Brodie, Thérèse Champagne, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, Emilie Leclerc, Annie Lefebvre & Joey Lespérance
Production Théâtre la Seizième
Text Michel Tremblay
Direction Gilles Poulin-Denis
Cast Lyne Barnabé, Leanna Brodie, Thérèse Champagne, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, Emilie Leclerc, Annie Lefebvre, Joey Lespérance
Production team Jeremy Baxter, Drew Facey, Susan Miyagishima, Anaïs Pellin
Surtitles translation Bill Glassco, John Van Burek