Season 2021-22

Kisses Deep

Written by Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Directed by Eda Holmes

POSTPONED – Consumed by fantasies of opulent fabrics and women’s high fashion, a young man desperately tries to restore his mother’s tarnished character. Channeling Yves Saint Laurent, his idol and muse, the young man sets out to right the widespread rumours about his mother by designing the perfect outfit for her court appearance.

Jan 25 – Feb 12, 2022

POSTPONED

“Michel Marc Bouchard returns with a piece of theatre that is breathtaking, but which haunts us even more because of the strength of its text, which is concise, gripping and unforgettable.”
Louis-Philippe Ouimet, Radio-Canada
"[Michel Marc Bouchard] combines drama with humour brilliantly. His rhythmic text is sprinkled with funny moments that contrast with the tension he creates. And as always, his writing remains unmatched. The dialogues are full of gems."
Emmanuel Martinez, Journal de Montréal
"Some of the dialogue, especially about the relationship with the mother, will stay with you forever."
Christian St-Pierre, Le Devoir
"Eda Holmes’ direction is subdued, magnificent, and extremely relevant."
Luce Langis, PatWhite.com

Know Before You Go

Update January 2022 –  CURRENTLY POSTPONED. If you have purchased tickets for Kisses Deep in January or February 2022, our Box Office staff will be reaching out directly to help you with credits, refunds or even making a donation. More info HERE.

Centaur Theatre has been operating at 50% capacity with distanced seating since reopening in November. We continue to remain vigilant and are doing all we can to keep audiences safe. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and contact our Box Office.

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Please note all audience members attending the theatre must be vaccinated. Children who are not vaccinated will not be admitted to the theatre. Please have your proof of vaccination and photo ID ready. Thank you!

Can art be a work of forgiveness?

In the new play Kisses Deep, a devoted son attempts to redeem his mother’s character through high fashion.

A creative young man’s dreams of high fashion merge with an all-consuming desire to escape his ugly rural surroundings when a shocking public incident transpires in the local mall, resulting in the arrest of his stylish yet hard-edged single mother.

“The perfect mother doesn’t exist. If she exists she is made of a collection of bad seams, loose threads and hidden pleats.”

-Hugo, Kisses Deep

Cast

Lyndz Dantiste
Sergent Régis Taylor
Yves Jacques
Yves Saint-Laurent
Robert Naylor
Hugo Lessard
Alice Pascual
Maryse Gauthier
Lucy Peacock
Béatrice Lessard

Creative Team

Elaine Normandeau - Assistant Director and Stage Manager
Michael Gianfrancesco - Set Designer
Sébastien Dionne - Costume Designer
Etienne Boucher - Lighting Designer
Thomas Payette - Video Designer
Alexander MacSween - Composer and Sound Designer
Pierre-Guy Lapointe - Assistant Costume Designer
Gaspard Philippe - Assistant Video Designer
Karine Cusson - Props
Audrey Toulouse - Make-up
Rachel Tremblay - Wigs
Sarah Tremblay - Hair
Danielle Skene - Assistant Stage Manager
Amelia Sargisson - Intern Director and Understudy
Robert Montcalm - Fight Director
Julia Lenardon - Vocal coach

The work of Michel Marc Bouchard

Kisses Deep reflects recurring themes of Michel Marc Bouchard’s large body of work.

“My plays are not didactic. I believe my writing has more value if I just plant the seeds and leave them with the audience. Violence, particularly the victimization of the weakest among us, has always been a driving force but this is the first time one of my plays is dedicated to the aftermath of domestic violence. Liberation and physical injuries echo Orphan Muses and Tom at the Farm, but unlike those works, Kisses Deep lays the mother-son relationship out for all to see and it may not be what the close-knit community has, until now, chosen to ignore.” – Michel Marc Bouchard

Photo of Michel Marc Bouchard by Olivier Clertant

Content advisory

Engaging art is surprising and provocative and sometimes the stories we tell explore sensitive yet important issues. We advise you to consult with our Box Office staff before purchasing tickets if you have concerns about themes, behaviour or language in any of our upcoming productions. We want you to safely enjoy your theatre experience.

A Centaur Theatre and Théâtre du Nouveau Monde co-production

Enrich your Experience

Talk Backs

Talk Backs after the show are scheduled for Thursday February 3 (post show) & Sunday February 6 (post-matinee).

Great theatre provokes wide-ranging emotions and probing introspection. We invite you to stay after the performance to share your reactions with the artists and clear up any questions you might have about the play.

Groups & Industry Tickets

Centaur Theatre is pleased to offer discounts for groups of 20 or more. We also value the theatre artists in our community and have established $30.00 industry rate tickets on Wednesday evening performances. For group and industry artist rates please contact Box Office at 514-288-3161.