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Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents its first site-specific show “Le Concierge” March 8-26
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, in association with the Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) and Dopolavoro Teatrale presents LE CONCIERGE (The Caretaker): an immersive, wordless play, performed by Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, and presented 'In Situ', at École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère André, from March 8 to 26, 2023
The theatrical experience: The audience (comprised of only 15 people) is invited to a school, late at night, or on a weekend, when the now empty corridors are eerily silent. At the end of one of them, a man in uniform appears. He is the caretaker. The audience is invited to follow him and witness his nightly routine as he makes his rounds through the classrooms and the basement of the school. Progressively, he will reveal his vices and virtues, his obsessions, his dreams and his nightmares.
How do we behave when no one is looking? What are the benefits of solitude? What are the toxic effects of loneliness? Le Concierge (The Caretaker) is an immersive, multi-sensory journey that tells the story of a blue-collar worker in search of human contact. This creation, directed by Daniele Bartolini, paints a touching portrait of a solitary character whose work is too often taken for granted.
About Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin:
Vincent is a two-time Jessie Award winning and a multiple Dora Award nominated actor who works in both French and English. He has an Honours B.A. with Specialization in Theatre from the University of Ottawa, is a graduate of Studio 58, and he has completed the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance’s summer intensive.
LE CONCIERGE (The Caretaker)
An ‘In Situ’ coproduction by Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin and Théâtre français de Toronto, in association with Dopolavoro Teatrale
Conceived and Interpreted by: Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin| Co-created by: Daniele Bartolini and Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin| Directed by: Daniele Bartolini| Sound Design: Andrea Gozzi| Lighting Design: Sarah Mansikka| Set and Costume Design: Melanie McNeill | Movement consultant: Marie-Josée Chartier | Production Manager: Melanie Hall| Technical Director: Remington North | Technician: Chin Palipane | Stage Management: Christoph Ibrahim|
Performances: From Wednesday March 8 to Sunday March 26, 2023
Previews on March 8 and 9 and Opening on March 10, 2023
Running Time: 70 minutes
Tuesday to Friday at 7.30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. at l’École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère-André
| 330 Lansdowne Ave Unit A, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1
Fee: Regular: $45 | Senior: $35 | under 30 and artists: $20 | PWYC online on the day of: $10, $15 or $20 | Group rate for 8 or more: $20 per ticket
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For tickets visit theatrefrancais.com.
Photo: Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin. © 2023 Patrice Bouchard.