Photo Credit: Gaëtan Nerincx
Théâtre la Seizième Presents
Le NoShow Vancouver
February 26 – March 1, 2020 | Performance Works | 1218 Cartwright Street
Opening Night: February 26, 8:00pm
Performance Times: Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 2pm (with English surtitles at each performance)
Tickets: From $0 at www.seizieme.ca |
Post Show Talkback: February 28 (bilingual)
Théâtre la Seizième is proud to present Le NoShow Vancouver from Wednesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at Performance Works on Granville Island. Adapted by Hubert Lemire and François Bernier from the original idea and direction by Alexandre Fecteau, this new Vancouver production relies on a local cast that has transformed the script to fit its reality.
How much are spectators willing to pay for their ticket to Le NoShow Vancouver? As much as the price of a movie and popcorn? The admission price to Butchart Gardens? Grouse Mountain Skyride? A ticket to Ballet BC’s Zone B? The price of a single ticket to a Canucks game? – or nothing at all? This time, the audience gets to decide. And that’s only the first of many decisions to be made throughout the evening. Text messages will run Le NoShow Vancouver every night.
Seven young, Vancouver-based actors engage the audience in a festive and interactive experience, where the cost of theatre has to slug it out with its value as an art form. Fearless, they will shatter some of the local theatre taboos, including that of money. Le NoShow Vancouver surprises, jostles, and offers a rare showcase on the backstage of theatrical creation – leaving no one indifferent.
Created in 2013 at the Carrefour international de théâtre in Québec City, Le NoShow was awarded twice by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for “Play of the Year” (2015) and “Best International Tour” (2016). Critically-acclaimed, the play has since achieved international success with three European tours, a Québec tour, and an appearance at the Festival Actoral in Marseille.
“A clever mix of comedy and complaint.” – The Globe and Mail
“It’s hard to resist so much youthful energy and charm.” – La Gazette
Credits for Le NoShow Vancouver:
Producers: Théâtre la Seizième in collaboration with Théâtre du Bunker and Collectif Nous Sommes Ici
Original Idea and Direction: Alexandre Fecteau
Script: François Bernier, Alexandre Fecteau, and Hubert Lemire
Adaptation: Hubert Lemire and François Bernier
Director: Hubert Lemire
Performers: Chris Francisque, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Cory Haas, Emilie Leclerc, Nathan Metral, Frédérique Roussel, and Anaïs West
Sound Design: Olivier Gaudet-Savard
Lighting Design: Renaud Pettigrew in association with Jeremy Baxter
Video: Marilyn Laflamme in association with Gaëtan Nerincx
Stage Management: Susan Miyagishima
Camera: Gaëtan Nerincx
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About Théâtre la Seizième:
Founded in 1974, Théâtre la Seizième is the main French language, professional theatre company in British Columbia. Every year, Théâtre la Seizième presents a mainstage season, a young audiences season, a series of drama workshops, and a training and dramaturgical development program for local artists. By continuing to produce, present and commission engaging Canadian works, Théâtre la Seizième is a dynamic leader in Western Canadians’ cultural and artistic life. Over the years, the company has positioned itself as a major creation and presentation centre on the national cultural landscape. With its programming, Théâtre la Seizième reaches 30,000 Canadians every year. www.seizieme.ca