Monday, March 31, 2014

Montreal Premiere: Theatre 317 Presents The Memory of Water April 8 to 12 2014

From a media release:

OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING COMEDY HAS MONTREAL PREMIERE
Theatre 317 Presents
The Memory of Water

Written by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Corey Castle
Tuesday, April 8 - Saturday, April 12, 2014

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The funniest drama you’ll ever see…

Montreal – Theater 317 proudly presents the Montreal premiere of The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Corey Castle, from April 8th - 12th at Theatre La Chapelle.

In The Memory of Water, three sisters, each haunted by their own demons, gather in a highly charged atmosphere on the eve of their mother's funeral. With a storm raging outside, they laugh, cry, rage and bicker as the conflicts of the past and their hold on the present are mercilessly exposed.

Complicating their interactions is the fragile nature of memory; no two sisters remember their childhood experiences in the same way. Yet, they are sisters and must find a way to come together. Unable to connect with each other, they find dangerous, desperate, poignant and wildly funny ways to break through.

Theatre 317 artistic director, Munirah Amra, chose this play because for her, it is about the two most important things in life, memory and love, “The Memory of Water is life affirming and bittersweet, cheeky and profound, gentle and cruel. It offers us an evening of laughter and the opportunity to celebrate what makes us human.”

This searing comedy exposes the patterns and strains of family life in a way that will be familiar to all.  Winner of the British Laurence Olivier Award in 2000 for Best Comedy, The Memory of Water promises to be one of those great elucidating nights at the theatre, holding a mirror up to anyone with a sibling.

The cast includes Katherine Cleland, Mylène Dinh-Robic (from the hit new TV series 19-2), Milan Duchêne, Anais Kassardjian, Azeddine Kettani, Jéromine Lorre-Déjoie and Ani Shahbazian.  Lighting design is by Marie-Reine Corvellec and set design by Olivier Donohue.

The Memory of Water
Theatre 317
Playing at Theatre La Chapelle, 3700 rue St. Dominique
Tuesday, April 8-Saturday, April 12 at 8:00pm


Tickets: 25$ regular, 20$ students
Achetez vos billets en ligne / Buy your tickets online:
Réservations / Reservations: (514) 989-1336(514) 989-1336

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