Ringing affirmation of the legitimacy of homosexuality? Metaphor for a country in search of its own identity?
Fifteen years after the first production, one of the classic figures of Michel Tremblay’s theatre returns to address issues of love and identity with renewed ardour. Unable to assert what he is, looking desperately for models elsewhere, this man who has forgotten along the way that he is a man lets himself go in a dizzying descent into despair: disguised as a woman disguised as Elizabeth Taylor disguised as Cleopatra… Sustained by rigorous directing and brilliant acting, a moving duo in which illusions melt, cynicism gradually dies away and the naked truth emerges. Free of all tawdriness or adornment.
Written by Michel Tremblay Directed by Lorraine Pintal