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Ottawa: The National Arts Centre presents “Bonne retraite, Jocelyne” October 2-5

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Retirement often prompts people to look back at the past, but in Jocelyne’s case it becomes a pretext for a flood of opinions, awkwardness and bitterness. In dialogue that alternates between banal odiousness and odious banality, Fabien Cloutier turns the microscope on a nuclear family trapped in a teeming vivarium.

A fifth play for that Quebec artist, and the first to be presented on the NAC French Theatre stage.

Bonne retraite, Jocelyne

October 2 to 5, 2019, 7:30 pm at NAC Babs Asper Theatre

In French

Written and directed by: Fabien Cloutier

With: Jean-Guy Bouchard, Isabelle Brouillette, Josée Deschênes, Claude Despins, Sophie Dion, Lauren Hartley, Éric Leblanc, Vincent Roy and Lauriane S. Thibodeau

Produced by: Théâtre de La Manufacture, Théâtre du Trident and NAC French Theatre.

Running time: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission

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