World Premiere

Alice and the World We Live In

Written by Alexandria Haber
Directed by Eda Holmes
With Danny Brochu and Jane Wheeler

A beautiful love-story, written by one of Montreal’s finest playwrights.

October 15 - November 3, 2019
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A sweet, tender, and often funny play about the nature of love, and learning to trust that it can sustain us as we discover how to move forward from trauma.
– Eda Holmes, Centaur Theatre Artistic & Executive Director

ABOUT THE SHOW

ALICE: How long is forever?
WHITE RABBIT: Sometimes, just one second.

A woman stands frozen on a dangerous Italian mountain pass. Paralyzed, unable to move forward or turn back, she is suspended between multiple possibilities of what could have been and what is. Inspired by the topsy-turvy world Alice encounters in Wonderland when she falls down the rabbit hole, this moving allegory explores a woman’s struggle to push through the grief of losing the love of her life to a random act of terror. Echoing our collective fear of what lies ahead in these tumultuous and uncertain times, the play exalts our indefatigable resilience and endless capacity to love, once we find the courage to let go.

Cast

Daniel Brochu
Ever
Jane Wheeler
Alice

Creative Team

Costume Designer Amy Keith
Lighting Designer Julie Basse
Composers Anna Atkinson and Alexander MacSween
Script developed in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal.

Production Partner(s)

Enrich your Experience

Pre-show Convo

October 17, 2019

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Meet the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who give the play you’re about to see its breath and heartbeat. Encompassing manifold aspects of visual arts, fashion design, colour […]

Sunday Chat-up

October 20, 2019

The first Sunday of each run of our Essential Series of plays, join the Montreal Gazette’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in conversation with a leading expert on a topic related to the current production. Held in the intimate main floor gallery at 12:30pm, prior to the matinée, make the most of your afternoon at the theatre […]

Saturday Salon

October 26, 2019

Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery.

Sunday Cabaret

October 27, 2019

For fans of the all-but-disappeared piano bars and Tea Room sing-a-longs, the Sunday Cabaret is a casual, fun-filled hour of past and present musical theatre hits, hosted by former Broadway chorus performer, Martin Bédard, accompanied on piano by Doug Price, an Honours graduate of Sheridan College and the current National Theatre School’s Head of Music. […]

Talk-Back

October 31, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations.

Talk-Back

November 3, 2019

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations.