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Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Écoutez nos défaites: END” May 1-4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Assem (Gabriel Arcand) is responsible for finding a former member of the elite American commando unit (Thibault Vinçon) which eliminated bin Laden in the Abbotabad raid. He tracks his target relentlessly using elaborate communication and surveillance equipment. But his adversary has no intention of being caught: rather, he seeks to force Assem to admit his own sordid truths. Écoutez nos défaites END (Listen to our defeats) is a gripping story about spies determined to expose each other’s indiscretions and faults. What happens if you see yourself in the eyes of your adversary?

Laurent Gaudé offers us a sober reflection on the side effects of violence. With a surgeon’s precision, he exposes the lacerations of those bruised souls operating in the shadows, orchestrating wars.

With: Garbriel Arcand and Thibault Vinçon

TfT thanks its partners: Scotiabank (Show Sponsor), VIA Rail Canada (Season Sponsor), TD (Surtitles Sponsor) and Pierre et Mariel O’Neill-Karch (Show Patrons).

A Groupe de la veillée & ACT Opus production presented by Théâtre français de Toronto
Based on the novel by: Laurent Gaudé | Direction & Composition: Roland Auzet | Costume and Set Design Assistant: Fruzsina Lanyi | Lighting Design: Nicolas Descôteaux | Video Projection: Pierre Laniel 
In French (with English Surtitles): May 1 to 4, 2019
Wednesday to Friday at 8 PM | Saturday Matinee at 3:30 PM

Berkeley Street Theatre - Upstairs | 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

Fee: Regular: $49 | Senior: $40 | under 30 and artists: $20 | PWYC on Wednesdays and Thursdays | Saturday Rush Tickets: $20 at the door | Group rate for 8 or more: $ 25 per ticket
Box Office: 416.534.6604 or

Photo: © 2019 Nicolas Descôteaux.