BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

La vue d'en haut

April 22 - 25, 2009, 8pm

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  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 8pm
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  • Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8pm
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  • Friday, April 24, 2009 at 8pm
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  • Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8pm
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La Nouvelle Scène

333 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

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La Nouvelle Scène

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Presented in French, with English surtitles on Thursday, April 23

Written by James Long
Translation by Philippe Ducros
Directed by Craig Holzschuh
Featuring Joey Lespérance, Rachel Robillard, Allen Morrison, Samantha Madely

Based in the heart of Vancouver, Théâtre la Seizième is famous across Canada for its top-quality touring productions. This spring the company arrives in Ottawa with a brand new adaptation of B.C. playwright James Long’s apocalyptic drama, La vue d’en Haut (The View from Above), translated by Philippe Ducros and directed by Ottawa’s own Craig Holzschuh.

Politically and environmentally aware, the story pinpoints two of Vancouver’s current preoccupations – its weather and the plight of the homeless – and displays them at an extreme. With an inexorable downpour and a family on the brink of desperation, the scariest thing about this play is how close it comes to the truth.

A Théâtre la Seizième production copresented by BC Scene and Théâtre la Catapulte

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