Une Maison face au Nord (A North Facing House) (2009)
February 25th, 2009 – March 8th, 2009
CHICOUTIMI. 2005. Henri Simard and wife Anne-Marie have raised three children. They have built their existence with their own hands – both literally and figuratively. Taking stock of his blue collar life and his workshop, Henri feels at a dead end: the heritage that he created and the country of his dreams is inexorably losing its sense and future. Between a son pursued for money laundering, a young Guatemalan worker, and an elderly Pole, he stoically begins to contemplate the collapse of his world under the clear gaze of his wife who understands that none of his children will give him descendants.
Oscillating between family drama and comedy of manners, Une Maison face au Nord takes on some serious subjects, such as the rural exodus, the integration of immigrants, and generational conflict, all of which are dramatized with the author’s humour spicing up the text.
|Serge LaPierre||Set Designer|
|Yasmina Giguère||Costume Designer|
|Lynn Rioux||Lighting Designer|
|Catherine Gadouas||Sound Designer|
|Catherine Sasseville||Assistant Director|
|Serge LaPierre||Prop Designer|
|Michel Côté||Stage Manager|
|Catherine Sasseville||Production Director|