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Un Neurinome Sur Une Balançoire ()

Produced by

Théâtre Français de Toronto

Playwright: Alain Doom
Director: Joël Beddows


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


December 2nd, 2015 – December 6th, 2015


“Neurinoma” is the formal name of a brain tumour. No, don’t run away just yet!

Based on Alain Doom’s own life experience, this tale of resilience is about an actor who must deal with cancer as he travels to the end of the planet. So what brings him to Sudbury? As he takes refuge in a poet’s garden who will become a mentor, our protagonist is reminded of his childhood and of his cancer treatments in the United States. He realizes how small things can have a big impact on our world.

This story is about the need to live, the importance of relationships and of an artist’s work. As it swings between laughter and poetry, Un neurinome sur une balançoire is a bright, light and delicate performance, akin to a poppy’s petal.

An autobiographical piece. A story of survival.



Alain Doom Performer

Creative Team

Alain Doom Playwright
Joël Beddows Director
Isabelle Belisle Costume Designer
Jean Bard Set Designer
Jules Bonin-Ducharme Sound Designer
Benoît Brunet-Poirier Lighting Designer


Julie Grethen Stage Manager
Melanie Hall Surtitles