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Ottawa: The Great Canadian Theatre Company has partnered with Tarragon Acoustic to bring plays to GCTC patrons

Friday, October 16, 2020

The GCTC has partnered with Tarragon Theatre to give GCTC patrons access to Tarragon Acoustic, a series of audio versions of iconic Canadian plays, written, directed and performed by some of the best artists working in Canada today. The first play is Léo by Rosa Labordé.


by Rosa Labordé

directed by Carlos Diaz

Oct 15 – Oct 25, 2020 on Tarragon Acoustic

An Aluna Theatre production presented by Tarragon Acoustic.

Political passion, poetry, sexual identity, and what it means to “disappear” – including the loss of ideals and individual spirit – weave a bittersweet triangle in this tale of stolen youth. Set in Santiago, Chile, Léo is a one-act play told from the perspective of a twenty-year-old pleasure centered man who has become a desaparecido (disappeared) after the democratically elected Chilean government is overthrown with the assassination of the president, Salvador Allende, in the military coup d’etat of 1973. Leo takes us on a journey through childhood, first friends, first loves and an abruptly ended adolescence.


Augusto Bitter as Léo
Arlen Aguayo-Stewart as Isolda
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio as Rodrigo
Francesca Zentilli as Léo’s Mother

Original sound Design by Thomas Ryder-Payne
New music by Marcelo Puente
Production, editing, and additional sound design by Charles Ketchabaw and Aidan McMahon
Translation and Script co-ordination by Bruce Gibbons Fell

Léo was first produced at Tarragon in February of 2006 and remounted in January of 2007.


Regular Price 
$10 + taxes and fees

Subscriber* Price 
$7 + taxes and fees

*Available to subscribers of GCTC’s 19/20 and 20/21 seasons. Be sure to log in before purchasing. The offer will be applied before you check out. 


Within an hour of your ticket purchase, you will receive an email with login information for the Tarragon Acoustic portal. 

Simply click the link and enter the password provided. Remember to enjoy Léo before October 25, 2020 at 11:59pm, at which point it will no longer be available. 


Q: When are the performances?
A: Tarragon Acoustic's performances are pre-recorded, and you can access them at any time until the end of the show's run (noted above).

Q: Can I pause the show and return to it?
A: Yes! You can pause, leave and return at any time, but your place in the recording may not be saved. Just remember to finish watching before the end of the show's run. 

Q: Why does it list June 30, 2021 when I select the ticket?
A: Our system is designed to sell you tickets to shows with specific times. That date is just a placeholder.

For answers to any other questions, please contact the box office at (613) 236-5196 or