Season 2022-23

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

By Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Eda Holmes

A provocative look into the intimate challenges within academia in the #MeToo era, this exploration of consent and exploitation won the Governor General’s Award in 2021. Eda Holmes directs this Montreal production starring Marcel Jeannin and Inès Defossé.

November 8 – 27, 2022

Student Group tickets are available for $25.00 for groups of 10 or more. Contact our Box Office to reserve.

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2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama
“First-rate material from one of Canada’s best playwrights”
Susan G. Cole, NOW Toronto
“Powerful and clever and funny”
Ron Johnson, Toronto.com

About the show

Known for her up-to-the-minute plays with shocking twists, Hannah Moscovitch takes on the topic of sexual misconduct in this present-day play. This story features two perspectives on the same relationship, asking the question: who owns this narrative?

Jon Macklem is a teacher in the middle of his third divorce. Lonely and full of self-loathing, he begins an illicit relationship with Annie—one of his nineteen-year-old students. The echoes of their relationship reverberate in the years that follow, growing from a rumble to a roar once #MeToo breaks.

Cast

Marcel Jeannin
Jon
Inès Defossé
Annie

Creative Team

Written by Hannah Moscovitch | Directed by Eda Holmes | Assistant Director Chelsea Dab | Set & Costume Design James Lavoie | Lighting Design Sonoyo Nishikawa | Composer Sarah Neufeld | Intimacy Coach Luciana Burcheri | Stage Manager Danielle Skene

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More Info

Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed Canadian playwright, TV writer, and librettist whose work has been widely produced in Canada and around the world. Recent stage work includes Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (co-created with Christian Barry and Ben Caplan). Hannah has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Trillium Book Award, the Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, the Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize administered by Yale University. She has been nominated for the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Drama Desk Award, Canada’s Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. She is a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. She lives in Halifax. – Playwrights Canada Press

Program
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Thursday Pre-Show Convo

Make sure to swing by the Gallery on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. as Eda Holmes speaks with Sexual Misconduct’s design team. Learn about the backstage process, and how the talented designers brought this fascinating story to life.

Saturday Salon

Stick around The Gallery after the Saturday, November 12 matinee for a casual conversation on the play with Eda Holmes. Great theatre provokes and inspires–come share your thoughts with our artistic and executive director.

The Sunday Chat-Up

Learn more about the #MeToo movement at the Sunday Chat-Up on November 13 at 12:30pm hosted by former Editor-in-Chief of the Montreal Gazette, Lucinda Chodan. Centaur warmly welcomes Carrie Rentschler, Associate Professor in Art History and Communications at McGill University, to join us for a Chat-Up on the repercussions that follow survivors of sexual violence, specifically women who fall into relationships with unequal power dynamics.

Teacher Teacher

Friday November 18th & Saturday November 19th

School is in session! From Doris Day to Elton John to The Police, see how student-teacher relations have been addressed in pop songs throughout the years. A live musical companion to Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes—come for the theatre, stay for the tunes.
Music Series Curator, Sarah Segal-Lazar
Sarah is an award-winning performer and singer-songwriter, born and raised in Montreal. Blending folk and country, reviewers have called her songs “simply mesmerizing” and “so gorgeous, they made the air go still.” In addition to her solo album “Two If by Sea,” Sarah has worked with artists across North America, from death metal in Kentucky to jazz in Greenwich Village to her own country-fusion band The Plaidversaries. When not performing music, Sarah works as a playwright. Her works have been performed nationwide, in both French and English.

There is also a FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3259675047683290/

Talk Backs with the artists

Thursday, November 17 and Sunday, November 20

Don’t miss it! Directly after the performance sit still as the artists will come back on stage for a lively discussion with the audience.