The Baklawa Recipe by Pascale Rafie



Jan 23 to Feb 18, 2018

By Pascale Rafie / Translated by Melissa Bull / Directed by Emma Tibaldo

A loving portrait of women reaching out
to each other for comfort,
understanding and friendship.

1960s Quebec juxtaposed with contemporary society seen through the immigrant lens. Two young Lebanese women emigrate from their homeland to start new lives in Ville-St-Laurent. Forever bound when they marry two Canada-born Lebanese brothers, they struggle to integrate the traditional female roles of their close-knit community with the emerging face of the independent woman of the feminist movement. The mothers and their first-generation Canadian daughters personify the challenges of living between two worlds: one shaped by their cultural origins and the other by their adopted home. Two generations of women, their joys and complexities, as warm and sweet as Baklawa. From the playwright of the beloved children’s play, Charlotte Sicotte.


Eleanor Noble
Anne-Marie Saheb

Eleanor Noble

Anne-Marie Saheb

Christina Tannous
Natalie Tannous

Christina Tannous

Natalie Tannous


Set & Costume Designer - Eo Sharp

Composer - Nicolas Royer-Artuso

Lighting Designer - Bruno Rafie

Sound Designer - Peter Cerone

Assistant Director - Emily Murdoch

Stage Manager - Jacynthe Lalonde

Apprentice Stage Manager - Chloé Ekker


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