La traversée du siècle – SOLD OUT

Photo credit :Marlene Gelineau Payette

Le Diamant Theatre

12:00(with intermission)


Sat 1st June

Regular price / 110 taxes & service fees included, meals not included

Alice Ronfard (Canada | Montreal)


Michel Tremblay, our universal storyteller, is one of the first playwrights to use Quebec’s dialect “joual” in his plays. This is how he brilliantly started our cultural affirmation. Whether you are familiar with his work or not, you cannot miss this fantastical saga. La traversée du siècle is the story of our Québécois mythology, the perfect combination of Tremblay’s plays and novels, presented on stage with no less than 20 performers, 75 characters and a whole century of history spread out on a 12 hour performance. Discover Alice Ronfard’s latest accomplishment, an hommage to three generations of women who built Quebec as we know it with resiliency and hope.

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Tremblay’s characters are a part of our DNA. We all carry, somewhere inside of us, their hopes, dreams, challenges and catharses. It might be why this saga is so moving. We are overjoyed to present to the Carrefour’s fans this expectional event. One night only! A whole day in Michel Tremblay’s universe. Those of us who will be able to attend will say : I was there! It is more than an hommage, it truly is a celebration to which everyone is invited!

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Based on Michel Tremblay’s novels and plays

Directing, adaptation and dramaturgy
Alice Ronfard 

Ideation and consultation
André Brassard 

Drama consultants
Alex Bergeron, Dany Boudreault, André Brassard, Alice Ronfard, Emmanuel Schwartz 

Marie-Josée Bastien, Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau, Alex Bergeron, Céline Bonnier, Dany Boudreault, Violette Chauveau, Samuël Côté, Francis Ducharme, Gabriel Favreau, Eve Gadouas, Abigail Galwey, Rachel Graton, Johanne Haberlin, Maxime Isabelle, Bozidar Krčevinac, Roger La Rue, Valérie Le Maire, Clara Prévost, Evelyne Rompré, Isabelle Roy, Emmanuel Schwartz, Marie-Hélène Thibault + other performers alternating (coming soon) 

Set design
Gabriel Tsampalieros 

Lights and lightings manager
Julie Basse 

Original score and sound manager
Joris Rey 

Original score of Brésil brille, the Jukebox’s songs and the chorus of Episode 6
Abigail Galwey 

A read-through of La traversée du siècle was presented at Théâtre Espace Libre in August 2022.  

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