For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again By Michel Tremblay Translated by Linda Gaboriau Alphabetical STARRING InOrder
Lorne Cardinal Margo Kane
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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Welcome to Western Canada Theatre’s 36th season, and my first as Artistic Director. I’m so glad you have joined us for this beautiful production of For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. Michel Tremblay is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest playwrights and you are sure to love this moving and very funny tribute to his mother. I’m proud to welcome back our dear friend and fantastic director Glynis Leyshon, and the incredibly talented cast of Lorne Cardinal and Margo Kane. The 2011/12 season is all about community. It’s about working with organizations in our community, showcasing performers from our community and training the emerging artists from our community. This season is also a chance for WCT to shine as members of the national theatre community – showcasing our work at theatres like Theatre Calgary, the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. This season is a chance for Kamloops audiences to take pride in this gem of a professional theatre that belongs to them. A chance to see everything from the finest theatrical classics, to big family musicals, to exciting new Canadian work. The productions feature the best actors from Canada, Hollywood stars, and performers from the other side of the globe. And all here in Kamloops. That’s why, My Theatre is… Western Canada Theatre! Enjoy the show! Sincerely,
Daryl Cloran Artistic Director PS – I hope you’ll join us for our next production, the hilarious Noises Off, playing here at Sagebrush Theatre from February 23 to March 3. It’s a side-splittingly funny backstage comedy about a group of well-intentioned (but not all that talented) actors trying to put on a show.
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DIRECTOR’S NOTES “A magnificent love poem to his mother”... that perhaps best describes Michel Tremblay’s great autobiographical play – For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. Written when he was 55 years of age and already well established among the world’s greatest living playwrights, Tremblay’s homage to his indomitable mother was greeted with rapturous praise. And in the more than a decade since it was first produced in English by Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, translated with enormous sensitivity by Linda Gaboriau, it has received numerous productions all over the world. Audiences and critics alike have been entranced by Tremblay’s “simple women”, his working class mother whose boundless love of family, stories, and theatre transcend time and place. She effortlessly joins the theatrical pantheon of mythic female figures, yet in Tremblay’s loving hands she always remains simply ‘Nana’. Tremblay has always been inspired by the passionate woman he lost at a tragically young age. We see her in the tough, brave and uncompromisingly unsentimental women in Les Belles Soeurs and in the plain spoken Saskatchewan girl in his novel The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant. In For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, however, Tremblay strips away the veil of fiction and presents us with his personal memories of his mother, told directly to us by his autobiographical ‘Narrator’. She dances in front of us, as vibrant in memory as she must have been dominating the Tremblay family kitchen in 1950’s Montreal. It is a privilege to bring this uniquely personal piece of theatre to you...particularly as it means creating a production with two of Canada’s most talented actors – Margo Kane and Lorne Cardinal. Inspired by the plays’ reference to Nana’s Cree background, our production is the first to bring the play to life from this particular perspective. And it is one that we are particularly delighted to be able to share with the audiences at Western Canada Theatre. Enjoy! Glynis Leyshon, Director
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PLAYWRIGHTS’ BIOS Michel Tremblay Playwright At WCT: Debut Other Plays: Pieces of Useless Lies (2009); Paradise at the End of Your Days (2008); Assorted Candy for the Theatre (2006); Present (2003); The Current Situation (2002); Solemn Mass for a Full Moon Summer (1996); Closed Circuit (1994); Marcel Pursued by the Hounds (1992); The House Adjourned, Nelligan (1990); The Real World? (1987); The Boys of Quebec from the Government Inspector by Gogol (1985); Albertine in Five Times (1984); The Ancient Odours (1981); The Impromptu of Outremont (1980); Manon Damned, Sacred Sandra (1977); Sainte-Carmen of the Main, The Heroes of My Childhood (1976); Hello There, Hello (1974); Hosanna (1973); Tomorrow Morning, Montreal Waits for Me (1972); Three Pies (1971); Forever Yours, Marilou, In Parts (1970); The Sisters In-Law (1968) & The Train (1964). Film/ TV: Geraldine's Fortune (2004); Le Coeur Découvert (2003); Albertine, en Cinq Temps (2000); Laura Cadieux II (1999); Laura Cadieux I (1998); Le Grand Jour (1988); Le Soleil se Lève en Retard (1977); Parlez-Nous D'Amour (1976); Once Upon a Time in the East (1974) & Françoise Durocher, Waitress (1972). Et Cetera: Michel Tremblay is a playwright/translator born in a working class Quebec family in 1942. He is probably the most-produced playwright in the nation and arguably the most important playwright in the history of the country. His first widely produced play, Les Belles-soeurs (The Sisters In-Law), opened the floodgates of theatre, both francophone and anglophone. It introduced a theatre that could not be mistaken as anything but Canadian. His plays have been adapted and translated
into over 22 languages (including Yiddish, Haitian Creole, Dutch, Lithuanian, Hindi and Japanese) and have seen huge success in Europe, the Americas and the MiddleEast. He has also written fourteen novels and three books of autobiographical sketches. Tremblay has received many top honours and honorary doctorates, including a Governor General's Award (1999). More recently, in 2000, For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again won a Chalmers Award and a Dora Mavor Moore Award. Michel Tremblay divides his time between homes in Montreal and Key West. Linda Gaboriau Translator At WCT: The Orphan Muses (1995) Other Translations: Linda Gaboriau is renowned for her translations of some 100 plays and novels. Her translations of plays by Quebec's most prominent playwrights have been published and produced across Canada and abroad. Et Cetera: A native of Boston, Gaboriau moved to Montreal in 1963 to pursue education in French language and literature at McGill University. She worked as a freelance journalist for CBC and the Montreal Gazette, pursued a career in Canadian and Quebec theatre and, since the 2000s, has been serving as the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Gaboriau was married to Montreal city councillor Nick Auf der Maur, who died in 1998, and is the mother of rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur. She lives in Montreal with Hervé de Fontenay, her partner of 28 years. They have one son, Yves de Fontenay, who is a young architect.
BIOGRAPHIES Lorne Cardinal Narrator A t W C T: T h u n d e r s t i c k (2010). Other Theatre: Copper Thunderbird (Western Edge Theatre); Thunderstick, Highlife, True West (Theatre Network); Death of a Chief, The Art Show, Time Stands Still & Red River (Native Earth Performing Arts). Lorne's directing credits include Three Little Birds, Thunderstick (Sask. Native Theatre Co.); Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout and FareWel (Firehall Theatre). F i l m / T V: C o r n e r G a s , Renegadepress.com, Mocassin Flats, Wapos Bay, Rust, Flicka 2, Insomnia, Black Fly, North of 60, Big Bear, Arctic Air (CBC), Royal Canadian Air Farce, and Level Up (Cartoon Network) to name a few. He also reprised his role as host of the Aboriginal Peoples' Choice Music Awards for the 6th season and filmed two independent films, The Shape of Rex and Path of Souls in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, respectively. Et Cetera: Lorne is thrilled to be working with Margo Kane for the first time on this incredible show and to be back at WCT!! Lorne holds an honourary PhD from Thompson Rivers University. Also a huge thanks to my sweets Monique Hurteau, a beautiful woman who makes my days brighter and sky bluer!! Pam Johnson Set & Costume Designer At WCT: Wit (2011), Proof (2002), The Weir (2001), The Number 14 (1999), A View from the Bridge (1986) & Taking Steps (1984). Other Theatre: Designer for over 30 years, 44 productions at The Vancouver Playhouse, 16 productions at Bard on the Beach, countless productions, from Bangkok to The Shaw Festival. Et Cetera: Graduated from Norkam in
1972, graduated from Studio 58 in 1980, is thrilled to still be a student of life. 22 years of instructing the future designers of Canada at Studio 58. Margo Kane Nana At WCT: Moonlodge (1995 Special Presentation) & Boris Karloff Slept Here (1985 Collective Writer). Other Theatre: Bah Humbug! ( Va n c o u v e r M o v i n g Theatre/Vancouver Playhouse); Where the Blood Mixes (National Tour, National Arts Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Belfry Theatre, Factory Theatre; Magnetic North Festival, Luminato Festival); Copper Thunderbird (National Arts Centre); Burning Vision (Festival de Theatre des Amerique, National Arts Centre, Magnetic North Festival); Confessions of An Indian Cowboy (The Dreaming Festival, Australia, National tours) & Moonlodge (International & National Tours). Film/TV: Unnatural and Accidental (Dir. Carl Bessai); Dreamkeeper (Dir. Steve Barron, Hallmark/ABC); On the Corner (Dir. Nathanial Geary) & Powwow Highway (Dir. Jonathan Wacks, Handmade Films). Et Cetera: Artistic Director Full Circle First Nations Performance & Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver; Recipient Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction, Union of BC Performers; Jessie Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress for Where the Blood Mixes; BC Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Unnatural and Accidental & J.Buller Award for the Advancement of Aboriginal Theatre. Margo is happy to return to WCT since she first enjoyed working here on Boris Karloff Slept Here with David Ross, Lloyd Nicholson and the cast, so many years ago.
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BIOGRAPHIES Gerald King Lighting Designer At WCT (in the last ten y e a r s ) : Wi t ( 2 0 11 ) , A Christmas Carol (2010), The Syringa Tree, The Man Who Shot Chance Delaney (2009), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2007), The Dreamer’s Quest (2006), Jake’s Gift (2008), Scandal (2005), Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, Dear Santa (2004), Unity (1918), Witness for the Prosecution, Merlin (2003), Respectable (2002), 52 Pick-Up, The Weir, Little Shop of Horrors (2001), Romeo & Juliet & Anne (2000). Other Theatre: The Vancouver Playhouse: Death of A Salesman, The Drowsy Chaperone, Oliver!, A Little Night Music, True West & The Fantasticks. Other Theatres: The Caravan Farm Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Bard On The Beach, Axis Theatre, The Arts Club, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, The National Arts Centre. Dance and Opera: La Clemenza Di Tito (Vancouver Opera), Pacific Opera Victoria, Manitoba Opera, The Baltimore Opera, The National Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Kokoro Dance & Karen Jamieson Dance. Et Cetera: Gerald is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
Glynis Leyshon Director At WCT: Wit (2011), Proof (2002), The Hostage (1992), Amigo’s Blue Guitar (1991), Toronto, Mississippi (1989), Laundry & Bourbon (1983); The Orphan Muses (1995 Actor) and the workshop production of the Governor General’s Award winning play Where The Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring. Other Theatre: Formerly the Artistic Director of Belfry Theatre Victoria and Vancouver Playhouse, where productions included Wit (Playhouse and Canadian Stage); Death and The Maiden (Playhouse and NAC); Equus, Copenhagen (Playhouse); Gunmetal Blues (Belfry, Theatre New Brunswick and MTC); Beauty Queen of Leenane (Playhouse and NAC); Where The Blood Mixes (Luminato Festival, Cultural Olympics and National Tour). Other directing assignments include Blithe Spirit (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Falstaff, Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach); The Wizard of Oz, Seussical the Musical (Alberta Theatre Projects); Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Zoo, The Devil’s Disciple (Shaw Festival) & Mrs. Klein (Tarragon Theatre). Opera directing includes Don Giovanni (Calgary Opera); Madama Butterfly (Vancouver Opera); Die Fledermaus (Opera Hamilton); The Marriage of Figaro (NAC); The Flying Dutchman, The Magic Flute & The Rakes Progress (Pacific Opera Victoria). Upcoming: The Gods of Carnage (Belfry Theatre); Arms and the Man (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Cosi Fan Tutti (Victoria Conservatory of Music) & La Traviata (Calgary Opera ).
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BIOGRAPHIES Kelly Manson Stage Manager At WCT (in 2011): Tuesdays with Morrie, Letter from Wingfield Farm, Mambo Italiano & Wit. Other Theatre: The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (NAC); Proof (Vancouver Playhouse); Over the River and Through the Woods, Blood Brothers, An Inspector Calls, When the Reaper Calls (Gateway); You’ll Get Used to It - The War Show, Trying (Sunshine); Bloody Business, Lend Me a Tenor (New Bastion) & Tartuffe (STC). Et Cetera: Kelly, Western Canada Theatre’s long-time Resident Stage Manager, is happy to be working on her third play of the 2011-12 season. Kelly was kept extremely busy over the summer months working on the Pavilion Theatre’s Lobby “make-over” and the VW Turtle River Race, a fundraiser for Western Canada Theatre. She also coordinates two annual events for the Kamloops Arts Council: Art in the Park on Canada Day and the Children’s Art Festival in September.
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Lucy Pratt-Johnson Apprentice Stage Manager At WCT: Joseph and the A m a z i n g Te c h n i c o l o r Dreamcoat, Letter from Wingfield Farm, Betrayal, Sexy Laundry, Mambo Italiano, Wit & Billy Bishop Goes to War (2011). Other Theatre: Stage Manager for The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shspr (Abrgd) (Project X Theatre); Beatrice in Unity (1918), Rachel in Reckless, Dorris in Beaver, Gabrielle in Les Belles Soeurs & After The Fall (TRU Actors Workshop Theatre). Et Cetera: This is Lucy's eighth production with Western Canada Theatre since graduating as a TRU Theatre Major in 2010. Lucy is sad/excited to be finishing her stage management apprenticeship at WCT, but is happy to be ending on such a high note. It's been an absolute pleasure working on so many wonderful and different productions over the past 2 seasons. Much love to all of her theatre loving family and friends. I hope you enjoy the show! Bruce Ruddell Composer & Sound Designer At WCT: Debut Other Theatre: Founding member of Vancouver ’s Ta m a h n o u s T h e a t r e . Composer In Residence (Vancouver Playhouse, The Charlottetown Festival, The Vancouver Bach Choir, The Vancouver Chamber Choir), Stratford Festival, National Arts Centre, Tarragon, Theatre Calgary, The Belfry Theatre & Presentation House. Et Cetera: Bruce’s compositions for concert halls have been heard and performed in many parts of the world. Recently, Bruce has become a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
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FROM LES BELLE-SOEURS TO FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN
Kamloopsians’ exposure to local productions of Michel Tremblay’s work has been small. However, we are about to have it doubled with Western Canada Theatre’s production of For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, and the two works that have been produced locally couldn’t be more reflective of the playwright’s prolific career. My research suggests that the TRU Actors Workshop production of Les Belles-Soeurs in 2007 was our first local experience of the writer Gaetan Charlebois pronounced in the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia “arguably the most important playwright in the history of the country.” A look at these two important plays reveals the reflexive paths writers’ careers can sometimes take. Born in 1942 in working- class Montreal to a father who was a printer and a mother whom, through the magic of theatre, you are about to meet (although she died before he received recognition in 1964 for his first play, Le train, in a Radio-Canada competition), Tremblay shocked Montreal in 1968 and forever changed Quebec theatre with Les Belles-Soeurs. Celebrating working class women, employing the joual that was actually spoken in Quebec, and questioning religion and other controlling forces in the province, it is seen as a hallmark of Quebec’s nationalist movement. Although it wasn’t until 1973 that the play had its English-language premiere (in Toronto), its impact on English-speaking theatre was almost as significant. Subsequently, Tremblay’s work, translated into over twenty-five languages, would be seen on stages the world over. Tremblay would receive a host of provincial and national awards, including the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, as well as the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France in 1994; become the most popular contemporary playwright in Scotland; and create an enormous body of work, including novels and film scripts. If Les Belles- Soeurs signaled his theatrical fame, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again marked another seminal stage in Tremblay’s career. Premiering in French in Montreal in 1998, the play, which had its first English-language production (also in Montreal) in a record-breaking two months, was both a departure and a return. Most of his earlier works could be classified as semi-autobiographical: they have domestic surfaces – working-class Montreal settings, characters composites of people with whom he grew up – with powerful political, social, and sexual subtexts. Encore un fois, si vous permettez was Tremblay’s first memoir: he stepped further into his own life experiences by re-imagining his relationship with his mother, specifically her instrumental role in shaping him as a writer. For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again has its genesis in Tremblay’s beginnings in another way: it was created to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Les Belles-Soeurs. My title above refers to the relationship between these two plays, but it also acknowledges something specific to the Western Canada Theatre production of For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. Margo Kane, who plays Nana, established a theatre company called Full Circle First Nation Performance in 1992; Tremblay’s Cree grandmother passed on her love of story to her daughter, who, in turn, passed it on to her son. So, “full circle” resonates especially profoundly with the production we are experiencing. Ginny Ratsoy Associate Professor of English Thompson Rivers University 19
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GENERAL NOTES Intermission: There will be NO intermission during this performance. Electronic Devices: In consideration for our performers and audience members, we request that all cellular telephones and watch alarms be turned off prior to the show. Food & Drink: We ask that no food or drink (with the exception of bottled water) be brought into the theatre. Late Seating Policy: In consideration for fellow audience members, patrons who arrive after a performance has begun will not be seated until an appropriate interval in the program. Scents: In consideration for fellow audience members, we ask that the use of perfumes and aftershaves be limited. Recording Policy: The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Children: For those patrons with infants, we request that you identify yourself to KL!BO staff at the time of ticket purchase and they will seat you accordingly. Services for Patrons with Disabilities: Sagebrush Theatre is wheelchair accessible and equipped with wheelchair seating locations; please see the House Manager for details. Producer: Western Canada Theatre www.wctlive.ca 250-372-3216 Box Office: Kamloops Live! Box Office www.kamloopslive.ca 250-374-5483
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Western Canada Theatre's program for our production of "For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again" by Michel Tremblay, Translated by Linda Gabori...