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Ottawa: Le Théâtre français du CNA presents “Zéro” November 27-30

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

After writing plays dealing with the numbers from 1 to 9 and investigating multiple facets of identity, Mani Soleymanlou goes back to zero, the big nothing. Revisiting his notebooks, he attempts to return to his artistic beginnings and draw from the very source of his creative output.


November 27 to 29, 2019, 8 p.m. and November 29, 2019, 4 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio
In French with no surtitles

Written, directed and performed by: Mani Soleymanlou 
Assistant director and stage manager: Jean Gaudreau
Lighting: Erwann Bernard
Sound design: Larsen Lupin
Composer: Albin de la Simone

Produced by: Orange Noyée
Coproduced by: NAC French Theatre and La Chapelle Scènes contemporaines
Running time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

Going back to zero, rediscovering the circle, 
the whole, what links us and (re)connects us
to each other.

Mani Soleymanlou


ON YOUR WAY TO THE THEATRE, the Orange Noyée company invites you
to first have a listen to this soundtrack by composer Albin de la Simone:

ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, there will be a post-show talk with the artist following the performance. A unique opportunity to gain insight into the show and to ask the artists some questions!

ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, Zéro will end… with DIX! Use your show
ticket (from any night) and join us and 10 local guests to attend this closing soirée starting at 8 p.m. in the Fourth Stage.

Photo: Mani Soleymanlou in Zéro. © Xavier Inchauspé.