A message from the Artistic Director

admin-lyne-150x150I am so excited to join forces with Stacey Christodoulou, Artistic Director of The Other Theatre, to bring Province to the Montreal stage. This this exciting new work marks Talisman Theatre’s fourth commissioned translation of contemporary French plays into English and the third collaboration with translator Nadine Desrochers. The English translation of the play has been read both in Montreal and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

poster-province-s SYNOPSIS: "Set in the deep forest of Quebec, this darkly comic play is part of a rich tradition of dystopian art, exploring humanity’s indifference to environmental destruction and our commitment to individualism at any cost. A poetic, whimsical fable, steeped in organic rural textures, Province revolves around characters who must face off against mutant animals. Despite the ecological malaise, the people of Province continue their pre-apocalypse lives with as much gusto as before, playing Wii, making home videos and obsessing over their looks."


CAST: Éloi ArchamBaudoin, Stefanie Buxton, Davide Chiazzese, Zach Fraser, Mike Hughes, Sabrina Reeves, Jennifer Roberts,France Rolland, Natalie Tannous, and Tristan D.Lalla (voice).


DESIGN TEAM: Lyne Paquette, Set; Fruzsina Lanyi, Costumes; David Perreault Ninacs, Lighting; Jesse Ash, Sound.

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Talisman has a vibrant, living mission: to produce English-language premières of Québécois plays for Montreal's public and students.

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  • The Medea Effect WINS the 2012 META award for 'Best Actress' and 'Best Translation'!
  • The Aeneid WINS the 2013-2014 META for 'Best Indie Production'!
  • Province will be our next production (October 7-17): written by Mathieu Gosselin; translated by Nadine Desrochers; directed by Stacey Christodoulou. A co-production by Talisman Theatre and The Other Theatre.
  • Province in Baton Rouge: Talisman and The Other Theatre are invited to stage a public reading of Mathieu Gosselin's Province at the University of Louisiana in February.

logo-calqLa création de cette oeuvre a été rendue possible grâce à Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.