Published Wednesday May 14, 2014


A Public Reading: Iterations of the Family in Michel Tremblay's Plays

Lecture publique : L'Univers de Michel Tremblay – La famille

Black and white headshot of Michel Tremblay.

Photo: Tony Hauser

Michel Tremblay's dramatic works shine a spotlight on different aspects of the family, portraying it either as a source of joy, a place where we feel comforted and protected, or else a suffocating entity that brings about irreconcilable conflict or simply disintegrates. Sometimes, blood ties are replaced by more symbolic connections forged over time between people who were previously strangers.

Through powerful words, spoken by young graduates from Montréal's Conservatoire d'art dramatique under the direction of Lorraine Pintal, this public reading will take the audience on a journey through the various iterations of the family in Trembla's plays.

In collaboration with the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal and in conjunction with the L'Univers de Michel Tremblay exhibition

Staging: Lorraine Pintal

Performers: Young graduates of the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal

In the Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque
Tuesday, May 27 at 7 pm
Free admission • It is possible to reserve a seat ($4 fee) Ticket with ticketing fee.

(This event will take place in French.)

Our partners

Ville de Montréal. Fondation de BAnQ. Les Amis de BAnQ. Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec. RDAQ. RFN.