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The 2011 Talisman Theatre production of Coma Unplugged was an acclaimed success. The reviewers have said that Coma Unplugged was: "a contemporary jewel", "flawless", "first-class", "terrific", "fantastic", "spectacular", "infectiously fun", "a great show", and "a perfect night out"! (More...). If you missed it, don't worry; we shall be touring the show!


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October 14th-25th 2014
La Chapelle Theatre, 3700 St-Dominique (St-Laurent or Sherbrooke metros)


Davide Chiazzese
Susan Glover
Nadia Verrucci


Lyne Paquette, Set
Fruzsina Lanyi, Set and Costumes
David Perreault Ninacs, Lighting
Michael Leon, Sound
Rasili Botz, movement

UPCOMING Production 2014 :

BILLY (The Days of Howling)

Written by Fabien Cloutier
Translated by Nadine Desrochers
Directed by Emma Tibaldo

A message from Lyne Paquette, Artistic and Executive Director:
BILLY (The Days of Howling) will be a Canadian English-language première !!! Written by Quebecois playwright Fabien Cloutier, translated by Nadine Desrochers, and directed by Emma Tibaldo, it has never been produced in English in Montreal! Opening October 14-25th at La Chapelle, BILLY (The Days of Howling) will be performed by three actors

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(Version française ci-dessous.)

With Billy (The Days of Howling) ,Fabien Cloutier releases a tsunami of anger built entirely on prejudices, stereotypes and our ignorance of others. Three characters, who view each other as lesser or wanting, are confronted by the repercussions of unforgiving judgments. Billy (The Days of Howling) makes us reflect on our vision of community and strives to uncover why we are unable to really engage with one another.


(English version above.)

Billy (The Days of Howling) sera la première montréalaise en langue Anglaise!!! Un texte écrit par la québécois Fabien Cloutier, une traduction par Nadien Desrochers et une mise en scène de Emma Tibaldo, jamais monté à Montréal!!! Ce texte sera présenté le 14 ocotbre 2014 au Théâtre La Chapelle, Billy (The Days of Howling) interprété par trois acteur.

Avec Billy (The Days of Howling), Fabien Cloutier libère un tsunami de rage entièrement construit sur des préjugés, des stéréotypes et notre ignorance des autres. Trois personnages, qui se considèrent mutuellement comme des vauriens, sont confrontés aux conséquences de leurs jugements impitoyables. Billy (The Days of Howling) nous fait réfléchir sur notre vision de la communauté. Il explore notre impuissance à aller de l'avant en tant que société et cherche pourquoi nous sommes incapables de s'engager vraiment avec l'autre.
Billy pose au regard lucide sur la société actuelle.



La création de cette oeuvre a été rendue possible grâce à Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


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Page last updated on 09-03-2013

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