Spring is fast approaching. And with it, suggestions for cultural outings for all tastes.
Anne-Marie Cadieux, Henri Chassé, Marie-Pier Labrecque and Lyndz Dantiste play opposite each other in the play The Treatment of the Night at Espace Go, where the protagonists build plans or worry about a disappearance. Denis Marleau directs this work by Evelyne de la Chenelière. According to journalist Stéphanie Morin, “Evelyne de la Chenelière’s play remains unquestionably a fascinating theatrical object”.
The McClure Gallery hosts the exhibition Who sings the queer island body? by multidisciplinary artist of Mauritian origin Kama La Mackerel. Mixing photography, video, textiles and poetry, the work is a reflection on our relationship to island territories and is partly inspired by the tragedy of the MV Wakashio, a Japanese freighter that ran aground on coral reefs. off the southeast coast of Mauritius, spilling more than 1,000 tonnes of oil into the lagoon.
Comedian Eve Côté continues the presentation of her first solo show, Côté Eve at the Olympia in Montreal on March 16, at 8 p.m. The former Grandes Crues offers a tribute to his childhood, a time when his father delivered Vachon cakes. According to journalist Dominic Tardif, “her listing of the various sweet delights marketed by the mythical bakery testifies to what Eve Côté knows how to do best: evoke with tenderness and teasing the warmth of a time of simple happiness and strong ties. among residents of the same city. »
Le Trident presents Véronique Côté’s stage adaptation of the Swedish novel Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves, on the theme of AIDS. The staging is by Alexandre Fecteau, who directs an imposing cast of 12 performers, with four musicians. The new artistic director of the company, Olivier Arteau, plays the leading role of Rasmus. In the early 1980s, Rasmus fled his village and the suffocating family nest to live his homosexuality openly in Stockholm. He will meet, among others, Benjamin (Maxime Beauregard-Martin), son of a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Paul (Maxime Robin), “crazy rallyer and mother hen for lost gays”. A poignant story that reminds us of the path traveled by a tried community.
Pif-Luisant traces the life and work of the man behind Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand. Olivier Morin plays Edmond Rostand. Roger La Rue plays his father, Marie-Hélène Thibault, the servant Madame LeGuet, and Gabriel Sabourin, her husband. Élodie Grenier and Jean-François Pronovost complete the cast. On view at the Rideau Vert on March 15, 17 and 18, at 8 p.m.
The Phi Foundation welcomes within its walls 14 artists who make up the exhibition Conditions of use. On the menu: strong, strange, beautiful, inspiring, disturbing or poetic works. On view until July 9. Free admission.
The Mark Liebner Gallery presents, until April 2, new paintings by Daniel Barkley. An exhibition outside the walls, at 2155 Mackay, in Montreal. With battle scenes that recall the works of the 16th and 17th centuries and the tradition of ancient heroic nudity. As well as portraits coupled with the themes of bicycles and wooden horses. Splendid works mixing classicism and contemporaneity.
Director Guy Édoin’s fourth fiction feature, Frontières, tells the story of Diane (Pascale Bussières) who feels constantly threatened since a tragic accident occurs in her life. His sisters Carmen (Christine Beaulieu) and Julie (Marilyn Castonguay) will come as reinforcements, along with their mother (Micheline Lanctôt). “Frontières, which takes the form of a thriller nourished by true anecdotes that occurred in the filmmaker’s family, stands out thanks to this way of exploring the notion of territory in all its forms, physical and mental. Marked by a remarkable performance by Pascale Bussières, who here holds one of her finest roles, Frontières adds a fine stone to the singular work that Guy Édoin is building”, mentions the journalist Marc-André Lussier in his review published on March 3