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Malaise dans la Civilisation

Étienne Lepage, Alix Dufresne
date of presentation
March 7 - 9, 2024
March 2024
Ticket PRice
10 - 35
A Pi Provocateurs Presentation, Co-presented with Théâtre la Seizième
Thursday March 7 to Saturday March 9, 2024
Artist talkback (bilingual) on March 8, 2024
Shows are at 7:30pm nightly, run time 60 minutes, no intermission.
Please note: The shows are in French with English surtitles.
At the Scotiabank Dance Centre - 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Four individuals show up in a theatre. Sometimes fearful, sometimes amused, they stroll around like tourists, playing awkwardly and testing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour. Impulses are released and rules are broken as the empty space is gradually transformed into a universe overflowing with possibilities.
By creating a strange and playful laboratory for life, Alix Dufresne and Étienne Lepage shake up both social and theatrical conventions in this biting comedy adventure.

"The performers are mind-blowing with truth. The surprises are constant and so is the escalation." - Theatricalities

"These four 'innocents' cultivate burlesque catastrophe, resigned exuberance, absolute shamelessness [...] A vertiginous and often hilarious experience" - The point

Tickets are available from $35 each through Théâtre la Seizième's box office, HERE.
Group rates are available - please contact libby@pitheatre.com for guidance.

Produced by Étienne Lepage (Québec)
Direction Alix Dufresne, Étienne Lepage
Text Étienne Lepage
Performance and co-creation Maxime Genois, Jonathan Lachlan Stewart, Debbie Lynch-White, Alice Moreault
Scenography and costumes Odile Gamache
Lighting Leticia Hamaoui
Music Robert Marcel Lepage
Technical direction, assistance lighting design and stage management Ariane Roy
Associate production DLD
Co-production Festival TransAmériques + L'ANCRE – Royal Theater (Charleroi) + Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay + Espace Le vrai monde? + Parc Extension broadcast room + DLD
Photo Credit: Julie Artacho


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