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Elle ()

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Theatre Passe Muraille

Author: Robert Glover
Adapter: Severn Thompson
Director: Christine Brubaker


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


January 14th - 17th, 2016


January 14th, 2016 – January 31st, 2016


Based on a true story from the life of Marguerite de Roberval, Elle chronicles the ordeals and adventures of a young French woman marooned on the desolate Isle of Demons in 1542 at the time of France’s ill-fated third attempt to colonize Canada.

The Sieur de Roberval abandons his unruly young niece, her lover, and her nurse on the Isle of Demons. and with a world of self-preserving belligerence, the voluble heroine of Elle does more than survive. Elle brilliantly reinvents the beginnings of this country’s history: what Canada meant to the early European adventurers, what these Europeans meant to Canada’s original inhabitants. While Marguerite de Robervals experience of Canada in 1592 is not as well known as Jacques Cartier’s, her open-minded engagement with that environment and its people was ahead of its time, and is certainly more relevant and inspiring for us today than Cartier’s attempt to colonize and conquer. (


Severn Thompson Elle
Jonathan Fisher Itslk

Creative Team

Robert Glover Author
Severn Thompson Adapter
Christine Brubaker Director
Christine Brubaker Dramaturge
Andy McKim Dramaturge
Jennifer Goodman Production Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer
Lyon Smith Music
Viv Moore Movement


Jonathan Fisher Musician


Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Rebecca Vandevelde Associate Production Manager
Rebecca Hooton Crew
Rebecca Vandevelde Crew
David DeGrow Crew
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Crew
David Fisher Crew
Christopher Ross Crew
Kody Lesouder Crew
Verne Good Crew
Kai Masaoka Crew
Colin Harris Crew
Will Hofstetter Set Builder
Jenny Salisbury Set Builder
Susanna Feng Set Builder
Spencer Evoy Set Builder
Echo Zhou 周芷會 Set Builder
Jenn Sartor Set Builder
Jono Peters Welder
Anthony Snelgrove Welder
Melanie Farrar Cutter
Linda Pinhay Dyer
Sonja Rainey Scenic Painter


David Fisher Mainspace Technician
Jason Golinsky Production Manager
Jason Golinsky Technical Director