Canadian Stage & Theatre Francais de Toronto Team for FIVE FACES FOR EVELYN FROST
From February 14th to March 25th, Canadian Stage and Théâtre français de Toronto join forces to coproduce Five Faces for Evelyn Frost, an innovative theatrical experience that examines how social media transforms human relationships while challenging the notions of authenticity and truth.
While these days the 'fake news' scandal dominates the press, the work of Guillaume Corbeil resonates even more in this current global climate. Claude Poissant helms this new production, a cutting-edge Québécois play that enthralled its Montreal audience before seducing Europe.
Adapted for Toronto audiences and translated by Steven McCarthy, this production is presented for the first time in Toronto in English from February 14th to March 5th and in French as Cinq visages pour Évelyne Frost from March 21st to March 25th (surtitled in English), at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
SYNOPSIS: Meticulously crafting their lives around their social networks, five friends vie to increase their online status and worth, always pushing each other toward the extreme, carelessly flirting with indecency and the irreparable. Featuring a clever use of projections, the show stars five young bilingual actors: Laurence Dauphinais, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Tara Nicodemo, Nico Racicot and Alex Weiner. The set is designed by Max Otto Fauteux; costumes by Philippe Massé; lighting by Martin Labrecque; visual projections by Janicke Morrissette and Jean-François Brière; and the musical composition by Nicolas Basque.
THE AUTHOR: A young Montreal author, Guillaume Corbeil was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and recipient of the Adrienne-Choquette Literary Award for his collection of essays L'Art de la fugue. In 2009, he published his first novel, Pleurer comme dans les films, at Leméac. In 2011, he completed his drama training at the National Theatre School of Canada. Since then, he has written for the stage Le Mécanicien, Tu iras la chercher, which were presented at the 2015 Festival TransAmériques, and Nous voir nous. The latter was produced in 2013 by Théâtre PÀP under the title Cinq Visages pour Camille Brunelle, for which he was awarded Le Prix de la Critique (AQCT), the Michel Tremblay Award and the Audience Award at the Festival Primeurs in Saarbruck, Germany. It was also produced in German, under the title Man Sieht Sich, in Leipzig and Fürth. In April 2016, his most recent play, Unité modèle, was presented at Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui in Montreal, and his latest book Trois Princesses was published by Quartanier.
Five Faces for Evelyn Frost & Cinq visages pour Évelyne Frost are presented as part of Canadian Stage's Winter/Spring Saison du Québec series, showcasing groundbreaking stage creations from the province of Quebec; including: Cirque Éloize's Cirkopolis, Robert Lepage's 887 and Marie Chouinard's Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights.
IF YOU GO:
Five Faces for Evelyn Frost
A Canadian Stage & Théâtre français de Toronto coproduction
Adapted from the original production by Théâtre PÀP
A play by Guillaume Corbeil|Directed by Claude Poissant| Translated by Steven McCarthy | Costumes by Philippe Massé | Lighting by Martin Labrecque |Music by Nicolas Basque | Set Design by Max Otto Fauteux | Photography by Janicke Morrissette and Jean-François Brière
Stage Managed by Natalie Gisèle assisted by Jocelyn McDowell
Starring Laurence Dauphinais, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Tara Nicodemo, Nico Racicot, Alex Weiner
In English: From February 14th to March 5th, 2017 | In French (with English Surtitles): From March 21st to 25th, 2017
Berkeley St. Theatre (Downstairs) | 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto
Opening (English): Thursday February 16th at 8pm| Previews: February 14 & 15 at 8pm
Opening (French with English Surtitles): Wednesday March 22nd at 8pm| Preview: March 21st at 8pm
Other performances: from February 14th to March 5th (every day except Mondays), at 8pm from Tuesday to Thursday, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 1pm.
Other performances (in French with English Surtitles): From March 21stto25that 8pm, at 3:30pm and 8pm on Saturday March 25th
Price: Reg: section A: $69, section B: $59, section C: $39|Previews: section A: $59, section B: $54, section C: $39
From February 14th to March 5th: PWYC on Tuesdays, Under 30: starting at $15
From March 21st to 25th: PWYC on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Saturday Rush Tickets: $20
Box Office: 416.368.3110, www.canadianstage.com or 416.534.6604, www.theatrefrancais.com