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Quebec Scene

April 20 to May 5, 2007

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Avaler la mer et les poissons

Multiple dates & times

Maison de la culture de Gatineau, Odyssée Hall

Produced by Théâtre de la Manufacture (Montreal)
Presented by the Maison de la Culture de Gatineau
Written by Sylvie Drapeau and Isabelle Vincent
Directed by Martine Beaulne
With Denis Bernard, Sylvie Drapeau, Daniel Gadouas and Isabelle Vincent
Presented in French.

Kiki is a solitary painter, Ariel is a politician and a mother. Can their friendship survive the passions and disappointments that rock their lives? With elements of romantic intrigue and adultery sketched on a studio background, the story could easily turn into a farce. Instead, co-authors and performers Sylvie Drapeau and Isabelle Vincent have crafted a heartwarming ode to friendship and its power to bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves.

 [photo: Rolline Laporte]

Isabelle Vincent

Isabelle Vincent co-wrote (with Sylvie Drapeau) Avaler la mer et les poissons, produced by Théâtre de la Manufacture and published by Dramaturges Éditeurs, and starred in the original production together with Ms. Drapeau and two other actors. Since graduating from Canada’s National Theatre School in 1986, she has appeared in Les fourberies de Scapin, Les fridolinades, Pieds nus dans le parc, Addolorata, La fin de la civilisation, Les jumeaux vénitiens, Le rire de la mer, Mille Feuilles, Des fraises en janvier, and Les bonbons qui sauvent la vie. Television audiences will remember her for her roles in L’Héritage, Délirium, Tabou, Le Monde de Charlotte, Providence, Annie et ses hommes, Cauchemar d’amour, Watatatow, Smash, and Fortier, and in the television adaptation of Le rire de la mer broadcast on Les Beaux Dimanches. She has appeared in two films by Robert Morin, Le Nèg’ and Et que Dieu bénisse l'Amérique. A member of the Ligue nationale d’improvisation, Isabelle is a former writer and reporter for Télé-Québec and Radio-Canada, and currently works as a screenwriter and author. She was on the faculty of the National Theatre School from 1990–92 and is a founding member of the theatre company Les Éternels Pigistes.

(Source: [transl.])

Sylvie Drapeau

On stage, Sylvie Drapeau has played over 40 leading roles in 15 years, including the Woman in La voix humaine, Rosanna in Le Temps d’une vie, and Claudia/Elvire in Elvire Jouvet 40, as well as Lulu, Bérénice and Marie Curie. She also appeared in Médée Matériau, L'Aigle à deux têtes, and Reste avec moi ce soir. For television, she appeared in the series Jean Duceppe as the great Quebec actress immortalized in the name of a Montreal theatre: Denise Pelletier, and in several other series including Un monde à part, Bouscotte, Fortier, and Ces enfants d'ailleurs. On the big screen she played the wife of the patriot De Lorimier in Pierre Falardeau’s 15 février, and appeared in Micheline Lanctôt’s Le piège d'Issoudun and Guylaine Dionne’s Les fantômes des trois Madeleine. In 2006, with Isabelle Vincent, she co-wrote Avaler la mer et les poissons (produced by Théâtre de la Manufacture and published by Dramaturges Éditeurs), and starred in the original production together with Ms. Vincent and two other actors.

(Source: [transl.])

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