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

CURRENTLY CANCELLED – A brilliant psychological thriller that keeps the audience in suspense to the very end.
Please note remaining performances of MOB have been cancelled.

March 3 - 13, 2020
90 minutes
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.

Please feel free to call the box office, or ask us in person, if you would like more information. This play contains references to gender-based violence and explicit sexual content.

 

 

Cast

Susan Bain
Louise
Matthew Kabwe
Martin
Adrianne Richards
Sophie
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 in a play
a woman sits on a floor while a man stands up trying on a hoodie

Learn more

Centaur Stage Interview with Playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin by Barbara Ford

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.

Video interview with playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin and translator Chris Campbell

Creative Team

Directed by Andrew Shaver
Set & Costume Designer: James Lavoie
Lighting Designer: Martin Sirois
Sound Designer: Jesse Ash
Fight Director: Robert Montcalm
Stage Manager: Sarah-Marie Langlois
Assistant Director: Sarah Segal-Lazar
Apprentice Stage Manager: Trevor Barrette

Enrich your Experience

Pre-show Convo

March 5, 2020

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 […]

A woman with blond hair in a leather jacket walks towards us

Saturday Salon

March 7, 2020

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 Chat-up

March 8, 2020

March 8 at 12:30 PM. MOB playwright and popular Quebecois actor, producer, playwright and screenwriter, Catherine-Anne Toupin joins Montreal Gazette Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in the main floor gallery. Refreshments courtesy of Bonaparte Restaurant. FREE public event. Go to show page: MOB

Talk-Back

March 19, 2020

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. • Thursday March 19 • Sunday March 22

A woman with blond hair in a leather jacket walks towards us