Epic. Grandiose. Massive. Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) and Canadian Stage are proud to present UN. DEUX. TROIS. by Mani Soleymanlou, created by Orange Noyée in partnerships with Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Théâtre français de Toronto, Duceppe, Théâtre du Trident, Théâtre l'Escaouette, Théâtre populaire d'Acadie, Théâtre la Seizième and Théâtre Cercle Molière. Indeed, no less than 10 theatre companies were needed to bring this Canada-wide production to life. The show will run at the Berkeley Street Theatre from October 13 to 16 in the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre. All four performances include English surtitles. The three parts of the show are punctuated by two intermissions, one of which includes finger food.

SYNOPSIS: In ONE, Mani Soleymanlou attempts to determine what exactly defines him as an Iranian living in Canada. In TWO, he is joined on stage by his kindred spirit, Manu (Emmanuel Schwartz), and searches for what he might have missed in his initial quest for identity. A quest that culminates with TROIS.

UN. DEUX. TROIS. is a trilogy conceived by Mani Soleymanlou. A unique theatrical experience involving no less than 40 artists on stage, all from across Canada. Indigenous, non-Indigenous and Métis, what do they have in common? They’re all French-speaking. In the history of Franco-Canadian theatre, never has such project been orchestrated before. Artists, co-creators, stage their personal experiences, their ideas, their aspirations and their frustrations, to better question what constitutes us, divides us and unites us as Canadians. To revisit our heritage, common and individual. To dream, to dare, to hope. To believe in the value of every human experience and to brazenly clear away the fertile ground that is identity.

UN. DEUX. TROIS. risks it all, without speeches or signs, without rhetoric or empty phrases. A dialogue from Vancouver to Moncton, through Toronto, Sudbury, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg, and Caraquet.

From accent to accent.

From coast to coast.


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