/ Lear and Exit the King
Mise en scène par Brendan Healy

27 février au 4 mars
Lear and Exit the King
Théâtre

Résumé

ABOUT THE PLAY

Exit the King is an absurdist drama by Eugene Ionesco that premiered in 1962. It is the third in Ionesco’s “Berenger Cycle”. Berenger appears as a depressed and insecure everyman who is prone to sentimentality. In Exit the King, he is the solipsistic and belligerent King Berenger the First who was apparently at one point able to command nature and force others to obey his will.

Lear by Young Jean Lee is a collision between Shakespeare’s King Lear, Sesame Street, and Young Jean Lee’s own take on the theme of dealing with a father’s mortality, Lee’s Lear focuses not on the aging Lear and Gloucester, but rather on their adult children who turned their backs on their fathers’ suffering. An absurdist tragedy about familial piety, despair, and the end of life.

The double bill focuses on the absurdist “tradition” and the form as a political response to the times.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Brendan Healy is a director and theatre artist. He is the current Artistic Director of Magnetic North Theatre Festival. He has won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding direction in 2011 for Blasted. Other directing credits include Entertaining Mr. Sloane at Soulpepper, The Silicone Diaries and Arigato, Tokyo at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Brendan was Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto for six years. He graduated from the National Theatre School's Directing program in 2005.

Salle

Salle Ludger-Duvernay

Tarifs

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  • 27février
    Lundi
    20:00
  • 28février
    Mardi
    20:00
  • 01mars
    Mercredi
    20:00
  • 02mars
    Jeudi
    20:00
  • 03mars
    Vendredi
    20:00
  • 04mars
    Samedi
    15:00