Canadian Comedy • Metro Vancouver Premiere
The hilarious misfortune of one woman's fortune
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco
Directed by Diane Brown
Produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre
September 27 - October 6, 2018 • MainStage
Tickets from $29
Fifteen Women. One Raucous Romp.
It’s 1960’s Montreal, and working-class housewife Germaine Lauzon has won one million customer loyalty stamps. She needs to place the stamps in booklets in order to redeem them, but who can she trust when she invites her jealous family members and neighbours to come over for a stamp-pasting party?
Within seconds, chaos ensues – the 15 women air old grievances aggressively, overshare shamelessly, and fantasize freely while secretly coveting Germaine’s precious stamps. Raucous, reckless, and hysterically funny, this windfall of humour, dreams, and heart, is sure to pay off!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the Canadian classic Les Belles-soeurs. And Gateway is delighted to have Ruby Slippers Theatre back with the Metro Vancouver professional premiere of Michel Tremblay’s iconic play (English-language version).
"...Tremblay's most popular and widely translated play. Almost 50 years later, the text still feels incendiary and its subject matter ground-breaking" - The Georgia Straight
Audience considerations: Some profanity. Mature subject matter. Recommended age: 12+
SHOW TIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS
|PZ = Pizza Preview||OP = Opening Night||FM = Forum (Free for everyone)|
|TM = Tea Matinee||AP = Afterplay||TBT = Talkback Thursday|
All special events are free with ticket, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about our Special Events!
|FRANCE PERRAS as Germaine Lauzon||Director DIANE BROWN|
|PIPPA MACKIE as Linda Lauzon||Set Design DREW FACEY|
|BEATRICE ZEILINGER as Rose Ouimet||Movement TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG|
|TALLULAH WINKELMAN as Gabrielle Jodoin||Costume Designer ELLEN GU|
|SARAH RODGERS as Lisette De Courval||Lighting Designer JOHN WEBBER|
|LUCIA FRANGIONE as Marie-Ange Brouillette||Sound Designer MISHELLE CUTTLER|
|MELISSA OEI as Yvette Longpré||Assistant Director MIKAYLA WUST|
|EILEEN BARRETT as Des-Nieges Verrette||Technical Director JEFF HARRISON|
|SARAH MAY REDMOND as Thérèse Dubuc||Stage Manager LOIS DAWSON|
|ARIEL SLACK as Olivine Dubuc||Assistant Stage Manager LIZ KING|
|KERRY SANDOMIRSKY as Angéline Sauvé|
|PATTI ALLAN as Rhéauna Bibeau|
|AGNES TONG as Lise Paquette|
|DARIA BANU as Ginette Menard|
|EMILIE LECLERC as Pierrette Guérin|