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The Second Surprise of Love ()

Produced by

Théâtre Français de Toronto

Playwright: Pierre de Marivaux
Director: Joël Beddows


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


October 17th, 2018 – October 28th, 2018


Lisette has decided to throw her mistress the Marquise into the arms of a certain Knight, so that she herself can marry the man she loves. But the Marquise is inconsolable following the death of her late husband one month after their wedding. For his part, the Knight is infinitely inconsolable over the infidelity of his lover, Angélique. The task that falls to the mischievous Lisette is not an easy one. Ruses, blunders, jealousies and denials are all obstacles delaying the ultimate declaration of love. Will Lisette overcome the hesitations of lovers meant for each other? (


Patricia Marceau Lisette
Karine Ricard La Marquise
Pierre Simpson Hortensius
Nabil Traboulsi Le Chevalier
Nicolas Van Burek Lubin
Manuel Verreydt Le Comte

Creative Team

Pierre de Marivaux Playwright
Joël Beddows Director
Melanie McNeill Set Designer
Melanie McNeill Costume Designer
Melanie McNeill Prop Designer
Laird Macdonald Lighting Designer
Ben Gibson Sound Environment


Xavier Lemoine Stage Manager
Natalie Gisèle Production Manager
Laird Macdonald Technical Director
Emily Butters Head of Properties
Farnoosh Talebpour Head of Wardrobe
Marc Lemyre Photography
Nina Okens Surtitles Creation and Operation


Yunier Alvarez Peñate Venue Technician
Nicholas Mitanoff Venue Technician