Geneviève Cholette, Alex Côté, Marie-Hélène Fontaine, 
Djennie Laguerre, René Lemieux, Nathalie Nadon
Mélanie Paiement, Karine Ricard in Ici, Les arbres s'enracinent dans l'eau


Book club

Free registration

Explore classics and contemporary plays with Georges Som

Toronto Public Library (TPL) in partnership with Théâtre français de Toronto present a theatre-centric book club. This series of in-person meetings will be an opportunity to discuss specific scenes from plays associated with our artistic season. Georges Som, TfT’s Cultural Outreach Officer, will delve into the texts in order to shine a light on their themes and meaning while exchanging opinions with the participants about the works and authors. Everyone is welcome to join the club, whether they are new to the art world or an experienced theatre enthusiast. The only prerequisites are curiosity, the desire to engage in discussions about theatre and a conversational level of French (given that discussions will be conducted in French only).

Free Registration. Texts will be provided. No need to purchase the books. Meetings are held at the Reference Library (789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8) from 6:30PM to 7:15PM.

Le Dieu du carnage
Wednesday 17 January 2024
Le Dieu du carnage
Yasmina Reza
Following a disagreement between their children, two couples meet to try and resolve the issue peacefully. However, the parents' polite conversation quickly turns into a heated exchange... In this humorous and impactful play, where the dynamics of conflict shift from one moment to the next, Yasmina Reza presents a sharp and relevant comedy that resonates well with its audience. It subtly criticizes our society's obsession with appearances.
Une hyène à jeun
Wednesday 14 February 2024
Une hyène à jeun
Massa Makan Diabaté
In the aftermath of the 1886 Peace Treaty signed on the banks of the Niger River, Samory Touré is plagued by deep-seated doubts. Facing criticism from his inner circle and his army, and weary of the power plays and compromises of leadership, he faces a critical decision: according to the terms of the Treaty, he must choose which of his two favored sons will travel to France. This choice is far from trivial, as it amounts to appointing his successor to the throne of the mighty Wassoulou Empire.
Holiday Inn, nuits d'accalmie
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Holiday Inn, nuits d'accalmie
de Sonia Ristic
Beirut, 1975. Four individuals find themselves captive in a Holliday Inn: Kate, an American; Fady, a young Lebanese; Samir, a fedayeen with whom Kate forms a unique bond; and Pierre, a mysterious figure. Twenty years later, in 1995 Sarajevo, Anna, a war correspondent trapped in another Holiday Inn, delves into the Lebanese Civil War. During her investigation, she uncovers startling parallels between the two conflicts.
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Gilles Poulin-Denis
Rearview is a theatrical "road trip" where a young man in his thirties is forced to confront his demons. With vibrant and picturesque language, the author immerses us in the intimate world of a person who has lost their bearings, and who, unable to bear his reality any longer, attempts to escape far away. Far from home. Far from the woman he loves, but more importantly, far from himself. How far will he go? To what lengths does one go to finally find oneself?
Le Nid de l’Aigle
Wednesday 12 June 2024
Le Nid de l’Aigle
Yves Sioui Durand
In this theatrical work, myths are revisited and reinvigorated, thereby fighting against forgetfulness, acculturation, ignorance, and indifference. These myths, often centered around family stories and kinship ties, are the foundations of any society. They teach us that the violation of taboos leads inevitably to disorder and destruction, a principle that resonates across cultures. Through "The Eagle's Nest," Yves Sioui Durand does more than just bring these stories to life; he actively contributes to the cultural revival of the First Peoples.