Catherine De Léan
Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto
Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto
Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto
Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto
A creation by Groupe de La Veillée / Théâtre Prospero in association with le Théâtre français de Toronto

Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice)

February 4 to 12, 2022
English Surtitles Available

Christmas Eve and nothing is ready. Bettina and her husband Albert aren’t happy: Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays. Which is awkward. Not least because Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him to spend the evening with them... Everything is in place for a comedy of errors, as we know them.

Through this seemingly predictable situation, Roland Schimmelpfennig subtly exposes the workings of new modern day fascism. In Winter Solstice, it sneaks into a well-meaning society, among “good” and cultured people who do not seem equipped to recognize its resurgence.

Director Joël Beddows invites us to this unusual and strangely titillating comedy. He brings to the stage a society obsessed with comfort, success and stability.

Distribution
Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine De Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert
Creative team

Written by: Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by: Camille Luscher and Claire Stavaux
Direction: Joël Beddows
Dramaturgy: Joël Beddows and William Durbau
Direction Assistance: Alexandra Ghezzi
Set and Props Design: Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
Costume Design: Beatriz Aravelo
Lighting Design: Chantal Labonté
Sound Design: Nick Di Gaetano
Projection Design: Guillaume Saindon
Stage Management: Ariane Brière
Technical Direction (On Tour) and Stage Management: Valérie Bourque
Technician (On Tour): Samuel Côté
Surtitles: Nina Okens (Translation) and Jeff Soucy (Operations)

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Catherine De Léan Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine de Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert perform in Solstice d’hiver (Winter Solstice) by Roland Schimmelpfennig at Théâtre français de Toronto