TfT to Open 47th Season with PAST PERFECT, Opening 9/26

Théâtre français de Toronto opens its 2014-15 season with Past Perfect by Michel Tremblay. Directed by Diana Leblanc, winner of the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Silver Ticket Award, this prequel to Albertine in Five Times recounts the genesis of Albertine's revolt, one of Tremblay's most fascinating and rebellious characters to date. While the original play depicts each of the five decades of her life from age 30 to 70, Past Perfectgives us Albertine at 20, on a night that will irrevocably determine her fate. Opening on Friday, September 26, the play runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre from September 24 to October 5.

Montreal, 1930. The city is in an economic crisis. Albertine is 20 years old and has a secret dream: to experience a great love that will last a lifetime. Albertine is not one for small hapiness. For her, love is demanding, exclusive, total, just like in the movies. One day, she meets Alex, a young man of 23 years, and believes her dream has come true! But this dream will become a nightmare, a brutal wakeup call. Albertine will forever remain trapped in this broken time, this unfortunate past in which she will seek revenge all her life. A ruthless reckoning, a descent into hell in the tortured soul of a girl broken by love and obsessed with revenge.

In April 2013, TfT presented Albertine in Five Times. In a co-production with Ottawa's Théâtre la Catapulte, the play was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding Performance Ensemble). In addition, Mélanie Beauchamp won the Rideau Award for Outstanding Performance, Female for her role as Albertine at 30. In this new work, Melanie will play Madeleine while Geneviève Dufour, who played Madeleine in Albertine in Five Times, will perform the role of Albertine. A deliberate role reversal envisioned by Diana Leblanc.

Directed Diana Leblanc. With Mélanie Beauchamp, Constant Bernard, Geneviève Dufour, Patricia Marceau and Nico Racicot. Stage management: Gabriel Dubé; Set and Lighting: Glen Charles Landry; Costumes: Melanie McNeil.

A Théâtre français de Toronto production.

Théâtre français de Toronto wishes to thank Sun Life Financial, which sponsors Surtitles in English throughout the season (performances with English surtitles: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays).

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