La question du devoir

By way of community service, Zakia Ibgui – let’s call her Zouzou – runs a stencil workshop in high schools. She arrives at the beginning of class accompanied by Mathieu, her probation officer. Little by little, through a series of anecdotes, Zouzou tells her story. She shares her desires, her passions, her anger. Incensed and on edge, she often exceeds the limits imposed by the Parole Board of Canada and is gently brought back in line by Mathieu.  

By addressing concepts of justice, ethics and freedom of expression, La question du devoir turns the class inside out, awakening consciences and sparking reflections on commitment. Going beyond the role of spectator, this participatory piece invites students to question themselves as citizens and helps to build their discernment of the world.


Production Le Carrousel, compagnie de théâtre (Québec), adapted from the original creation by Théâtre des Zygomars (Belgium)
Text  Emilie Plazolles, in collaboration with Yannick Duret & Gilles Abel
Adapter & director Marie-Eve Huot
Assistant Director Martine Richard
Cast Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau, Sharon Ibgui
Stencil creation Ludger Côté, Nicolas Fortin
Stage Manager Cory Haas

Themes & key elements
  • Community engagement and ethics
  • Social responsibility and citizenship
  • Philosophical reflection and critical thinking
  • Communication and interaction
  • Positive personal and cultural identity
  • Participatory and collaborative show

Grade level Grade 9 to grade 12
Length Show planned for a period of 75 minutes
Cost - Early bird (until November 19, 2021): $225 (+taxes); - Regular price: $250 (+taxes)
Maximum number of students Maximum 35
Venue Your classroom
Educational material Guide provided maximum one month before the performance


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