ELLE At The Firehall Arts Centre February 8-18

1 Feb

elle-severnthompsonYou are invited to check out ELLE at the Firehall Arts Centre. This play is the story of Marguerite de Roberval, a French noblewoman who sets out to sail in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize new found territory.  She finds herself abandoned on a deserted ‘Isle of Demons’ located off the coast of Newfoundland as punishment for taking a lover during the voyage.  Marguerite finds herself in the company of spirit bears real and imagined and not only does ELLE survive, but she thrives. J. Kelly Nestruck of The Globe & Mail likens the play to the Oscar nominated movie The Revenant by Alejandro Iñárritu.  We are hearing that ELLE reinvents the beginnings of this country’s national narrative.  ELLE runs February 8 – 18 with tickets from $23 and available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

What people are saying about ELLE:

“Thompson holds the audience’s attention in a vice grip with her precision, depth, and hilarity. Her script is beautifully poetic, and is a master of delivery.”
Mooney on Theatre  

“…a performance that weaves feminism, survival instincts, colonialism
and magic realism together.”
The Toronto Star

“Elle is occasionally tense, but frequently funny.”
Globe and Mail

Photo Credit: Severn Thompson

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