Gabriel is a young man who dreams of writing the first Indigenous science-fiction bestseller, whereas Corinne, who is of Jewish origin and 11 years older, teaches Indigenous literature at the university. That evening, some friends invited them both to dinner without even checking with them. The guests represent two completely opposing social clichés: the radical Indigenous activist guys that Gabriel hangs out with and the intellectual, environmentally-minded vegetarian friends of Corinne.
The menu for the evening includes moose meat and vegetarian lasagna, just like a satire of our irreconcilable cultural differences. Everything is ready for this situational comedy to unfold.
A political situational comedy, AlterIndiens loosens cultural barriers and, with bittersweet humour, lets in impudence and indignation. The last two productions of this young company were well-received in performances across Quebec and Canada, and this comedy is already generating a lot of interest and is expected to meet the same consensus.
Using theatre and performance, Productions Menuentakuan aims to be a meeting place between the culture of the First Nations of Canada and the other cultures that enrich our Canadian and Québécois identities.
The company’s mandates are to:
- Create, produce and present shows
- Promote Native scenic art
- Promote exchanges and collaborations between Native and non-Native peoples through artistic events
- Offer workshops for artistic creation
Always with the goal of creating and structuring a personal, meaningful exchange between these two cultural realities, the company approaches its creations in a way that prioritizes Native peoples’ views on contemporary, universal themes.
Mar 24 to 26, 2022 — 100 minutes, with no intermission $34 — $45
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Playwright Drew Hayden Taylor
Translator Charles Bender
Director Xavier Huard
Assistant Director Jasmine Kamruzzaman
Stage Manager Delphine Rochefort
Set Designer Xavier Mary
Costume Designer Meky Ottawa
Lighting Designer Gonzalo Soldi
Sound Designer (1) Étienne Thibeault
Sound Designer (2) Charles Keelan