October 11-20th 2012
Theatre La Chapelle
Text / Texte : Suzie Bastien
Translation / Traduction : Nadine Desrochers
Direction / Mise En Scène : Emma Tibaldo
ACTORS / INTERPRÉTATION :
- Éloi ArchamBaudoin,
- Jennifer Morehouse.
DESIGN TEAM / L'ÉQUIPE DE CONCEPTION :
- Set Design / Scénographie : Lyne Paquette
- Costume Design / Costumes : Fruzsina Lànyi
- Lighting Design / Lumière : David Perreault Ninacs
- Sound Design / Environnement Sonore : Matthew Waddell
- Composer / compositeur : Michael Leon
- Movement Design / Concepteur Mouvement : Rasili Botz
- Video Design / Conception Vidéo : Jean Ranger (Mindroots)
THE SYNOPSIS / LE SYNOPSIS :
Ada is a mother who has forgotten her child during an emotional trauma. Ugo's childhood fear has come to pass, his mother has forgotten him. The Medea Effect is an emotional roller-coaster ride launching the audience into abstract heights and plunging them into emotional depths. It is also an emotional tug-of-war between two isolated minds over the same subject: the mother.
Written by Quebecois playwright Suzie Bastien, translated for Talisman Theatre by Nadine Desrochers, and directed by Emma Tibaldo, it has never been produced in English in Montreal! Opening October 11,2012 at La Chapelle, The Medea Effect will star Jennifer Morehouse as Ada and Éloi ArchamBaudoin as Ugo. The Medea Effect is like quick-sand--the unwitting audience member is lured into its emotional quagmire by the familiar surface of simple speech and common empathy. Simple speech is revealed to be a complex system of references with no inside nor outside, no beginning nor end. Once trapped, the audience is drawn inexorably into a region of profound philosophical inquiry.