Opening February 8th, the Firehall Arts Centre presents Elle until February 18.
…a performance that weaves feminism, survival instincts, colonialism and magic realism together. – The Toronto Star
The 2015/16 recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, Elle is the story of Marguerite de la Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out for Canada in 1542. Along with her uncle, they looked to colonize the newly discovered country; however she found herself abandoned on the deserted ‘Isle of Demons’ (off the Newfoundland coast) as punishment for taking a lover during her voyage.
Adapted from the Governor General’s award-winning novel by Douglas Glover, Elle has real bears, spirit bears, and perhaps hallucinated bears, along with the residue of a somewhat lurid religious faith and a world of self-preserving belligerence.
Directed by Christine Brubaker and starring Severn Thompson and Jonathan Fisher, ELLE brilliantly reinvents the beginnings of this country’s national narrative.
You can find tickets from $23 at firehallartscentre.ca or 604.689.0926.