Ceci est une histoire d’amour

Mark and Anna are made for each other. They’re destined to fall in love. Everything unfolds as in a novel until Mark becomes aware of the presence of a mysterious narrator who dictates each and every one of his thoughts and movements. Determined to retake control, Mark and Anna rebel and find themselves thrown into an alternate reality. What happens when one decides to write their own story?

Somewhere between philosophical tale and romantic comedy, this fantastical play brims with humour and frankness; it questions the idea of free will as well as the role of destiny in our lives. How does the culture in which we are immersed influence our vision and expectations of love? In upending the accepted narrative forms, the author cuts to the heart of what constitutes the first stirrings of love.


Production Théâtre la Seizième
Text James Gordon King
Translation Gilles Poulin-Denis
Director Marie Farsi
Cast Ismael Ndiaye, Gabrielle Nebrida-Pepin and Sean Sonier

Main themes
  • Self discovery
  • Love and friendship
  • Literature
  • Fiction and reality
  • Destiny and free will

Grade level Grades 9 to 12
Length About 55 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A
Cost Early bird (until Nov. 18): $910 (+ GST); Regular: $935 (+ GST)
Number of students Maximum 350
Venue Your theatre, your gym or any other space that can accommodate a show and its audience
Educational material Guide provided 2 weeks before the performance


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Vancouver, BC. V6J 1S1

We are fortunate to live, create and gather on the traditional and ancestral unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations

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