17 May, 2018 • Posted by Brigitte Vachon


Press Release - For immediate release

Sudbury, Thursday, May 17th 2018 – It is in a festive atmosphere that the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario (TNO) released its theatre programming for 2018-2019. The artistic director, Marie-Pierre Proulx, announces with excitement and enthusiasm her first season at the head of this company! Titled “You are here”, this new season invites spectators to take part in a journey through their own imagination.

“The journeys and paths that make up our lives, which run across us and transform us, are at the heart of the plays presented this season. Each of these productions is an invitation to a journey”.”, in its literal and metaphorical sense”, stated the artistic director. “This season also celebrates the fact that each theatrical presentation represents a moment of sharing and gathering and marks a precious time-out on the itinerary of our busy lives.”

A Sensorial Journey

To present the themes of this season, the programming was revealed through a series of installations representing each production. The guests were then able to venture through the theatre, on stage and backstage, to discover the unique universe of each production.

A Captivating Adult Series!

The season will open with JACK, by Marie-Pierre Proulx, a production interpreted by sudburian actress France Huot and renowned actor Jean Marc Dalpé, directed by Magali Lemèle. This Coming-of-age story is TNO’s most recent creation. Through a trip across America, the play explores the themes of filiations and the links between identity and territory.

The season will continue with SOUFFLER LA VEILLEUSE (“GETTING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE”), that offers an intimate and unique theatrical experience. Inviting in only sixty spectators each representation, this production addresses with great sensibility our relationship with death, which is at times complex and difficult. Spectators will then be able to revive the wacky yet attaching universe of Philippe Soldevila and his acolytes in L’INCROYABLE LÉGÈRETÉ DE LUC L. (“THE INCREDIBLE LIGHTNESS OF LUC L.”), the third installment of the trilogy which includes Les trois exils de Chrisitian E. and Le long voyage de Pierre-Guy B., both presented at the TNO with successful attendance in past seasons. The production GAMÈTES (“GAMETES”) will invite spectators to discover the sharp pen of playwright Rébecca Deraspe, who questions with corrosive humour feminine accomplishment in today’s society. Presented at the beginning of the month of March, this contemporary play put on by a group of engaged and inspired feminine artists will be an opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day.

For its 39th edition, the annual community production of the TNO is back with director Hélène Dallaire presenting AS IS (tel quel); an anti-musical by Simon Boudreault that will bring up laughter as much as reflections on our consumerist habits.

A Charming Youth Series!

The youth series is full of surprises for our young spectators and families! The play HISTOIRES À PLUMES ET À POILS (“FEATHERY, FURRY STORIES”) will feed the imagination of children ages 4 to 8 years old with its unique ans surrealist bestiary and eccentric aesthetic. With TRAVERSÉE (“THE CROSSING”), Milena Buziak brings up the highly topical issue of migrant children with great sensibility. Families and spectators 9 years and up will be transported by this important production that integrates sign language (SLQ) and urges us to open up our minds to others. Finally, 18-month to 4 year-old toddlers will be invited in a poetic adventure with MOTS DE JEUX (“WORD PLAY”), in which playwright Sarah Migneron revisits the daily toddler routine, incorporating rich rimes and fun plays on words and sounds.

The Extras

The TNO offers once again this year a variety of initiatives and activities that enhance the experience of its spectators. Discover TNO’S Theatre Gourmet Bundle and enjoy a 3-cours meal specially prepared by La Coopérative du Collège Boréal and served at Au pied du rocher restaurant, for theatregoers attending As Is (tel quel) on Thursday, January 24th 2019 and L’Incroyable légèreté de Luc L. (The Incredible Lightness of Luc L.) on Thursday Febuary 14th 2019 (Valentine’s day special!).

Story and Craft Time will be back on Saturdays at 2 PM during Adult Series presentations to facilitate cultural, family outings. Children aged 4 to 10 years old can participate in a free activity with artistic animation, while parents take advantage of the theatrical matinee.

Presentations with SURTITRES™ during the Adult Series will also be presented on Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, with an additional presentation on Thursday, October 25th 2018 for the TNO creation, Jack.

Finally, the 18-30 rate proposes a regressive rate starting at 20$ for adults ages 18 to 30. Each new visit to the theatre during the Adult Series includes a discount of 5$ from the preceding attendance. Therefore, the first ticket of the adult series is 20$, the second 15$, the third 10$ and the rest, 5$.

Visit leTNO.ca to learn more about rates, the productions or to subscribe. 25% discount before August 31st 2018 or 15%, before October 17th, 2018. You can also call us at 705.525.5606, extension 4. The box office is open from 12:30 PM to 5 PM.

Thank you to all our volunteers, partners and funders. Thanks to you, TNO can provide theatregoers with an insightful theatrical journey, rich in emotion!