L’Oratorio de Noël

Noël, neurochirurgien de profession, est atteint d’une maladie dégénérative du cerveau. Dans sa chambre d’hôpital, il reçoit son ex-femme Jacqueline, son fils Jean-Sébastien et sa fille Isabelle. L’esprit de Noël s’embrouille dans sa démence. Il y a maintenant trois versions de chacun des membres de sa famille sur scène ordonnés selon leur âge : son ex-femme à 20 ans, 40 et 59 ans ; son fils à 15 ans, 25 et 40, et sa fille à 17 ans, 25 et 38 ans. Noël tente de démêler la fiction démente de ce qui est réellement en train de se produire. La pièce prend des allures de tribunal et la famille de Noël se transforme en un chœur de récriminations incessantes qu’il ne parvient pas à apaiser. Le silence n’a jamais été si fracassant que lorsque Noël se retrouve seul devant l’inévitable : l’oubli de ce qu’il a été.

Noel is a renowned neurosurgeon who suffers from a degenerative brain condition. In his hospital room, he is visited by his ex-wife Jacqueline, his son Jean-Sébastien and his daughter Isabelle. Dementia is slowly clouding Noel’s mind. There are now three incarnations of each member of the family on stage, recognisable by their ages: his ex-wife at 20, 40 and 59 years old, his son at 15, 25 and 40 years old, and his daughter at 17, 25 and 38 years old. Noel attempts to untangle mad fiction from what is really happening. The play seems to turn into a trial as his family becomes a chorus of unending recriminations that Noel can’t manage to quiet down. The silence is never more deafening than when Noel alone must face the inevitable: forgetting what he once was.

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            L’Oratorio de Noël

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2016/03/loratorio-de-noel/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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            L’Oratorio de Noël

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2016/03/loratorio-de-noel/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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          1. 7:30 pm
            L’Oratorio de Noël

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2016/03/loratorio-de-noel/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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          1. 7:30 pm
            L’Oratorio de Noël

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2016/03/loratorio-de-noel/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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        Presented by Le théâtre L'On Donne

        Location: McManus Stage

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