Book The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi NOW

Vancouver Theatre, The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi, PuSh Festival, Larry Tremblay, Théâtre Páp, Claude Poissant

Designer Olivier Landreville puts five versions of one character in separate boxes

The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi is one of those beautiful PuSh offerings with a ridiculously short run. It closes January 25 so book now. 

Dragonfly is about Gaston Talbot who has been unable to talk since he experienced a trauma at 16. Decades later, he can finally speak—but only in English, a language he’s never learned.

Larry Tremblay wrote this play as a monologue but, in this production, director Claude Poissant reimagines the text as a choral piece for five men.

This mounting is aurally and visually superb. It’s informed by Eros and it’s very smart.

Don’t miss it.

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