A woman with blond hair in a leather jacket walks towards us
English-Language Premiere

MOB

Written by Catherine-Anne Toupin
Translation by Chris Campbell
Directed by Andrew Shaver
With Susan Bain, Matthew Kabwe and Adrianne Richards
CONTENT ADVISORY: See below

A brilliant psychological thriller that keeps the audience in suspense to the very end.

March 26 - April 3, 2021
105 minutes
laurels
Outstanding Leading Performance META – Matthew Kabwe
8 META nominations
"Toupin […] knows how to crank up the menace while keeping a lid on the story’s shocking secrets until the last stretch.”
"The cast is outstanding"
"A well-executed production, an intriguing story, an important discussion-starter, and an exciting ride from start to finish."
"[…] relentless, dotted with breathtaking reversals […] When it comes to pulling the rug out from under us, Catherine-Anne Toupin is second to none."
"The new play by Catherine-Anne Toupin is disturbingly topical […] a cry from the heart of an author concerned about the violence that is eating up the modern world."
"Catherine-Anne Toupin continues her exploration of human behavior in a new theatrical thriller."
"Wait until the last minutes to see all the pieces of the puzzle fit together"

About the show

SOPHIE:
“When I spoke out against what was happening
that was when the real fun started.”

 

Sophie, a professional with 20 years’ experience in her field, loses her job under questionable circumstances. Confused and hurt, she heads out of town looking for a way to assuage her humiliation and rage, eventually arriving at a quaint B&B run by the matronly Louise and her warm and welcoming nephew, Martin.

After a few well-watered evenings, tongues loosen and a disturbing complicity develops between Martin and Sophie. Was her distraught drive to the country and unexpected arrival at the B&B as random as we think? A brilliant psychological thriller that keeps the audience in suspense to the very end.

CONTENT ADVISORY

Mature subject matter and strong language.

This play contains references to gender-based violence and explicit sexual content.

Cast

Susan Bain
Louise
Matthew Kabwe
Martin
Adrianne Richards
Sophie

Creative Team

Set and Costume Designer: James Lavoie
Lighting Designer: Martin Sirois
Sound Designer: Jesse Ash
Fight Director: Robert Montcalm
Stage Manager: Merissa Tordjman
Apprentice Stage Manager: Trevor Barrette

The Centaur Theatre production of MOB
was scheduled to be presented from March 3
to March 29, 2020 but was interrupted due
to COVID-19.

Part of the original Creative Team were:
Stage Manager: Sarah-Marie Langlois
Assistant Director: Sarah Segal-Lazar

three people sit at a table in a play eating
a man and a woman talking while sitting on a bedroom floor
a man and a woman talk on a bench
a man and a woman with a bottle of alcohol sit on a bench talking
A woman stands in front of a glowing blue wall .
a woman sits on a floor while a man stands up trying on a hoodie

Tickets & Safety

Tickets are SOLD OUT for small, socially distanced audiences for all 8 performances of MOB.

To ensure the safety of patrons, artists and staff, Centaur is adhering strictly to all of the government’s health and safety protocols. These practices include socially distanced seating, the implementation of a frequent sanitation routine, mandatory masks throughout the performance, and confirming that anyone entering the building is symptom-free. Centaur has also upgraded its ventilation system in both the theatre and public area.

Program

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The remount of MOB was made possible by the Soutien à la diffusion de spectacles québécois program of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Enrich your Experience

Centaur Stage Feature Interview - Playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin

If you’re a fan of the popular French prison drama, Unité 9; tuned in to Boomerang for a weekly giggle; caught the play À présent here or its English counterpart, Right Now, in the UK; saw her in the French version of La meute at Théâtre La Licorne; then you know the accomplished Québécoise actor and writer, Catherine-Anne Toupin. The Boomerang star, creator and writing supervisor is a bona fide household name in French Canada, but her fame factor is about to increase with the English language world premiere of MOB. Read the interview here.