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Another Home Invasion

Tableau D’Hôte Theatre (Montréal)

March 9 - 26, 2016

Quebec premiere

As the saying goes: “Our home is our castle”, a private, inviolate space, which must remain safe at all costs. Preserving this inalienable right is vital.

Written by Joan Macleod, one of the country’s most honoured contemporary playwrights, Another Home Invasion is a one-woman play about Jean, an 80-year-old whose husband is experiencing the challenges of aging. As her voice carries the narrative, the audience feels the creeping presence and threat of an intruder. Who is robbing this vulnerable elderly couple of their possessions, their security, their relationship, their family? The audience is held in constant doubt as to the reality of this home invasion.

Produced by Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and directed by Mike Payette, Another Home Invasion is an unsettling piece, and playwright Joan MacLeod uses our collective discomfort to underline the more subdued and quiet indignities endured by the elderly as they move through the aging process.

Joan Macleod is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including two Chalmers Awards, a Governor General’s Award, as well as Betty Mitchell, Dora Mavor Moore and Jessie Richardson Awards. To date, her plays have been translated into eight languages. In 2011, Another Home Invasion toured nationally with Tarragon Theatre.

Cofounder of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, Mike Payette’s directing credits include the Montreal premieres of A Line in the Sand by Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef, Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley, Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears and most recently the English Montreal premiere of Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna. He is also a founding member of Metachroma Theatre, has served as Artist-in-Residence for Neworld Theatre in Vancouver, and is Assistant Artistic Director for Black Theatre Workshop.

Since 2005, some twenty plays by established and emerging Canadian playwrights have been added to the Tableau D’Hôte Theatre repertoire.

« MacLeod strikes gold again in Another Home Invasion. (…)That kind of compelling storytelling is a tremendous gift. » – NOW

25 $ – Regular
20 $ – Discount (Professional artists, Seniors, Students, Accès Montréal cardholders, DAM, ELAN members.)
17 $ – Group (10 +)


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