By David Paquet
Translated by Maureen Labonté
Staged by Rachel Peake*
Featuring Josette Jorge, Jesse Martyn*, France Perras*, Michael Rinaldi*, Stacie Steadman* and Jonathan Winsby*
“I like it when you tell me I’m pretty.”
Winner of the Prix Michel-Tremblay and the 2010 Governor General Award
Cassandra is beautiful, funny and lonely. On her birthday, she wants to be beautiful, funny and popular. So begins a desperate hunt for party guests, from the staff at the corner store to strangers on the street. Black humour and poetry combine in a festive tragedy as people clash and make love. Step one – Balloons.
*Appears courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association
ENCOUNTER/ RENCONTRE: DAVID PAQUET
Meet the new generation of francophone writers
David Paquet won a Governor General Award with his first play, Porc-épic. After productions in Mexico and Europe, it made an acclaimed appearance at L’Espace Go in Montreal in 2010. The same year, Paquet’s play for adolescents, 2 h 14 AM/FM, winner of the Le théâtre jeune publique et la relève competition, was presented at Maison Théâtre directed by Claude Poissant.
David Paquet is interested in stories, whether they are told through slam, storytelling or poetry.He is a graduate in playwriting from the National Theatre School.
Written and translated by Gilles Poulin-Denis
Staged by Heidi Taylor
Featuring Dave Mott
“Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear”
2010 Governor General Award Nominee
A hard-hitting play by Vancouver playwright Gilles Poulin-Denis. Guy is on the road and on the run. But what is he running from? A petty crime? Ghosts? His own life? Gilles Poulin-Denis’s “road-play” is a fascinating and lyrical journey into the night and self.