April 20 – April 23

Le Club des éphémères

In-house production

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Five residents in a retirement home are being interviewed for a documentary on the dreadful swarms of Lake Nipissing shadflies ― called éphémères in French ― that engulf North Bay every summer. These ladies find the request disappointing. They would much rather discuss a topic dear to their hearts: the Dionne quintuplets. Gamely, they share their memories for the camera, but in so doing, each of them ends up revealing a sordid page of her past. Tender, yet stinging, this dramatic comedy reminds us that life is… ephemeral.

Location: Grande Salle

LENGTH: 1 hour 25 min.


  • Author
    • Alain Doom
  • Dramaturg
    • Joël Beddows
  • Director
    • Dillon Orr
  • Set Design
    • Marie-Pierre Proulx
  • Costumes
    • Melanie McNeill
  • Stage Manager
    • Jeff Soucy
  • Cast
    • Esther Beauchemin
    • Hélène Dallaire
    • Marie-Hélène Fontaine
    • Geneviève Langlois
    • Diane Losier
  • Sound Design
    • Daniel Bédard
  • Lighting Design
    • Michael Brunet
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