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Orange Noyée (Montreal, Canada)

January 28–February 8
The Cultch
1895 Venables Street

8:00PM (except Feb 2)
2:00PM (Feb 1, 2, 8)
(No performance February 3)
(60 min, no intermission)

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Post-Performance Talk: January 29

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A man, almost alone on stage, searches, finds, loses, forgets, rejects and ignores what he thought he always wanted to be. In this acclaimed autobiographical story, theatre artist Mani Soleymanlou traces his life from his birthplace in Iran to Montreal, via Paris, Toronto and Ottawa. Ostensibly a geographic journey, it’s a quest for identity and belonging.

In Canada, where he has spent most of his life, Mani’s still the foreigner who isn’t “Canadian” enough. And from afar, he witnesses helplessly the horrors suffered by his peers in the homeland, who fight daily for their country, liberty, freedom of speech and their lives. In this internal struggle to belong, Mani questions the legitimacy of his Persian origins as well as the authenticity of his Western pop culture upbringing. In the end, what results is a certainty of his place in this world, and a very heartfelt piece of theatre.

Orange Noyée is a Montreal-based theatre company. Founded in 2011 by Mani Soleymanlou, the company takes its name from a Persian New Year tradition. Throughout New Year celebrations, among all the decorations, an orange floats in a bowl full of water, symbolizing the earth, floating in its universe.

>> A brilliant storyteller, playwright and director, Mani Soleymanlou delights on all fronts in his autobiographical solo. << Voir

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Playwright, director & performer: Mani Soleymanlou | Co-director: Alice Ronfard | Sound designer: Larsen Lupin | Lighting designer: Erwann Bernard | Set designer: Mani Soleymanlou | Production manager: Catherine La Frenière | Agent: Menno Plukker Theatre Agent Inc.

Production co-produced by La Chapelle, Théâtre du grand jour

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