JANUARY 5 to 15, 2017

Centaur Celebrates 20 Years of
WILDSIDE THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

The Hottest Two Weeks in Winter!

 

Centaur’s no-holds-barred blast-off into the New Year with cutting edge indie theatre featuring ‘Empire of the Son’ by Tetsuro Shigematsu (Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre) and the 2016 Best of the Fringe Festival Award winner.

 

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4 SHOW SUPERPASS: $50 reg.  $40 subscribers/students/under30/seniors

SINGLE SHOW: $16 reg.  $13 subscribers/students/under30/seniors

A Perfect Picture 60min.

Presented by: 32-Hour Theatre Company (Montreal)

Written by: Laurent McCuaig-Pitre | Directed by: Ed Roy | Featuring: Laurent McCuaig-Pitre

A child, starved, almost as if it had never really tasted life. A vulture watches.

The story of war photographer Kevin Carter and a picture that captured the world's attention.

 

Un enfant, affamé, presque comme s'il n'avait jamais goûté à la vie.  Un vautour l'observe. L'histoire du photographe de guerre Kevin Carter et d'une image qui a retenu l'attention du monde.

“A Perfect Picture was one of the more unforgettable moments of the evening, as a “vulture” whipped up audience hilarity before delivering a shockingly dark punchline.

 - Montreal Gazette

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BACKDOOR QUEENS 75min.

Presented by: House of Laureen (Montreal) |  Created by: House of Laureen / Lead Writer: Tessa J. Brown | Directed by: Mathieu Flageole | Featuring: Anaconda LaSabrosa, Connie Lingua, Dot Dot Dot, Noah Gahd, Uma Gahd, Guest Performers.

Enter through the backdoor and discover a magical world of wonder and naughty secrets. Put aside your apprehensions and misconceptions, House of Laureen will guide you... BACKSTAGE!

 

Entrez par la porte arrière pour découvrir un monde magique rempli de surprises et de secrets coquins.  Oubliez vos appréhensions et vos idées fausses et laissez-vous guider par House of Laureen... DANS LES COULISSES!

“These queens mean business... expect twisted and whimsical social commentary.”

- Crew magazine

 

“A huge-hearted show... transported a delighted audience way over the rainbow.”

- Montreal Gazette

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Empire of the Son 74min.

Presented by: Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver) | Written by: Tetsuro Shigematsu | Directed by: Richard Wolfe | Produced by: Donna Yamamoto

Featuring: Tetsuro Shigematsu

From former CBC personality, Tetsuro Shigematsu, comes a highly original theatre creation, Empire of the Son. The story of two generations of broadcasters, and the radio silence between them.

 

L'ancienne personnalité de la CBC, Tetsuro Shigematsu, nous arrive avec Empire of the Son, une création théâtrale très originale. L’histoire de deux générations d’animateurs de la CBC et du silence radio qui existe entre eux.

“One of the best shows to come out of Vancouver. Ever.”

-Colin Thomas

 

“Exhilaratingly original. The personal becomes magical.”

-Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director, National Arts Centre

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HOOTENANNY! 60min.

Presented by: Smith & Somers (Ottawa) | Created by: Kate Smith & Will Somers

Featuring: Kate Smith & Will Somers

Famed Australian children's entertainers HOOTENANNY! are on their Farewell Tour - but only one of them knows it. Full of catchy songs, video segments, and mature content!

 

Le célèbre couple australien d'artistes de variétés pour enfants HOOTENANNY! fait sa tournée d'adieu - mais seul un des deux est au courant. Rempli de chansons entraînantes, de segments vidéo et de contenu réservé aux adultes!

“A hilarious show that embraces the melancholy of becoming an adult.”

-Melony Holt, The Yodeler (London, ON)

 

“Smith and Somers are absolutely to die for…” ****

-Matthew Champ, On Stage Magazine­

 

 

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OUTTA HERE: An Original Musical 90min.

Presented by: Summit Performing Arts (Montreal) | Created by:  Written and Directed by Jesse Heffring and Dara Murphy | Featuring: David Bregman, Zoe Fellahi, Ali Abu Hamdi, Cassandra Mac Isaac, Ryan McElligott, Dellon Paterson, Stephanie Torriani, and the rest of the Summit School Players.

 

Trey hates going to a school for youth with developmental disabilities. He ditches a fieldtrip, but four students follow him. Will this be an epic adventure or a total disaster?

 

Trey déteste fréquenter une école pour des jeunes ayant des déficiences développementales. Il s'échappe d'un voyage scolaire, mais quatre autres élèves le suivent. Auront-ils l'occasion de vivre une aventure épique ou un désastre total?

“Outta Here proves that we can put on a show like anyone else and it can teach people how some of us feel.”

-Dellon Paterson, Student Actor

 

“In this play we can show others what we can do.  Sometimes the outside doesn’t matter but inside there is a whole different world you never saw before.” 

- Alexandrea McDavid, Student Actor

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SELF-EXILE 60min.

Presented by: Yarn Productions (Montreal) | Written by: Nisha Coleman | Directed by: Jeff Gandell  | Featuring: Nisha Coleman.

 

Nisha Coleman transports the audience from her hippie childhood in rural swampland to street performing in Paris. Self-Exile is a humorous and compelling exploration of alienation, mental health, and self-identification.

 

Nisha Coleman promène le public des terres marécageuses de son enfance hippie aux rues de Paris où elle se produit comme artiste. Self-Exile constitue un voyage d'exploration humoristique et fascinant sur les thèmes de l'aliénation, de la santé mentale et de l'auto-identification.

Centaur’s Best of the Fringe Award

 

“One of the highlights of this year's fringe”

- Cult Montreal

 

“A fantastic storyteller, a captivating performer”

-Montreal Rampage

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THE VILLAGE 50min.

Performed and Conceived by: Tina Milo (Montreal) | Directed and Dramaturged by: Dijana Milošević | Set and Video design by: Neša Paripović | Music by: Tina Milo

 

An actress auditions for the role of a depressed woman. She bravely ventures into an emotional abyss seeking answers to, “What transports us from darkness to extreme happiness?”

 

Une actrice auditionne pour le rôle d'une femme déprimée. Elle s’aventure courageusement dans un certain abîme émotionnel afin de répondre à la question :  « Qu'est-ce qui nous fait passer de l’obscurité affective au bonheur extrême ».

Theatre Ingenuity Award

- 40th Festival of Monodrama and Mime, Belgrade, Serbia, 2015

 

“Milo is a striking woman, a warm actor with a great sense of humour…”

- David C. Jones, Vancouver Presents

 

 

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