IN HIS BRAND NEW PIECE, Fragments of Unnecessary Lies, Tremblay once again demonstrates his genius. He juxtaposes two eras, with his two protagonists mingling in parallel worlds — one in 1957 and the other in 2007. Two eras, two teens, Jean-Marc and Manu, living what they find to be an unbelievable experience. Both of them think they are the only one in their group like themselves, “and suddenly you were there to save me.” Tremblay paints a portrait of two boys who differ from society’s expectations, “little 15-year-old smart-alecks”. Nothing is taboo in the life and speech of these two boys. In turn, we witness their various romantic, dramatic, and enigmatic encounters and exchanges. Is “to love” a verb that conjugates in the imperative or the imperious?
A production by Théâtre français de Toronto
with Marie-Hélène FONTAINE · Christian LAURIN · Olivier L’ÉCUYER. Gisèle ROUSSEAU · Michel SÉGUIN and Jean-Simon TRAVERSY
direction Diana LEBLANC
Set Glen Charles LANDRY
Light Glenn DAVIDSON
Costumes Nina OKENS
Stage management Gabriel DUBÉ
Sound Claude NAUBERT
Info: 416.534.6604 Select performances presented with English surtitles.
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