In a dingy motel room, a young couple stares at the phone, waiting anxiously for a crucial announcement. During this seemingly endless holding pattern, they will both discover, often at their own expense, how great their desire is to regain the sense of family they have lost. Punctuated by tragicomic interventions of an alcoholic concierge and a conformist social worker, this black comedy will surely run the gamut of emotions for the audience.

Part of a compilation of six plays (Suburban Motel), all taking place in the same suburban motel room, L’Enfant-Problème is a sharp, and sometimes hilariously funny, social commentary written with all the vitality, humor and insight that characterize the work of one of Canada’s most prolific and widely produced playwrights. A gem of literature for which George F. Walker received a Chalmers Award.

Awards and nominations


Nominations (Category: Small Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role : Émilie Leclerc
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role : Joey Lespérance


Production Théâtre la Seizième
Text George F.Walker
Translation Maryse Warda
Direction Craig Holzschuh
Cast Émilie Leclerc, Yurij Kis, Joey Lespérance, Rachel Robilllard
Production Team Jeremy Baxter, Julie Martens, Noa Anatot, Chris Hind, Emma Davis


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