The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi

Gaston Talbot tells us from the beginning: “I travel a lot.” And yet you immediately understand that he has never travelled. He says: “To keep in touch.” And yet you see that he doesn’t speak English, but rather French through English words. Gaston Talbot never stops starting over, constantly correcting and revising what he has to say about himself, his mother, his troubled childhood games with Pierre Gagnon, not to mention the disturbing dream from which he emerged, after years of silence, speaking English. Little by little, Gaston Talbot sucks you into his downward spiral where the constantly whirling truth takes you over the edge. Originally performed by Jean-Louis Millette, this classic monologue thundered onto the scene when it was created in 1995. Claude Poissant is now revisiting this “psychological striptease”, this time for five separate actors. Breathtaking.

Credits

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Program and Théâtre la Seizième
Production Théâtre Pàp
Text Larry Tremblay
Direction Claude Poissant
Cast Dany Boudreault, Patrice Dubois, Daniel Parent, Étienne Pilon, Mani Soleymanlou
Production Team Erwann Bernard, Florence Cornet, Éric Forget, Catherine La Frenière, Olivier Landreville, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, David Ouellet, Vincent Rouselle, Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt

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