L’ASILE DE LA PURETÉ
With eleven actors, a team of designers and a 20-voice choir, Lorraine Pintal is turning Louis- H. Lafontaine Hospital into a theatre stage in order to examine the various facets of Asile de la pureté, a play written in 1953 by poet Claude Gauvreau. The troupe’s occupation of the space will be dictated by the architecture of this place of internment. From the monumental (a road marked out by a funeral procession and the coffin of his muse Edith Luel) to the miniscule (young Marcassilar’s room), this parade of the fools of power hovering round the sick bed of the rebellious will take on the allure of a macabre circus.
By means of a three-sided performance space and a fluid, highly mobile presentation, the audience will participate in a dramatized reading that changes every night, for revealing the mysteries of the strange world of dreams calls for improvisation and openness to new possibilities. The public is invited to become an integral part of this work-in-progress and the ritual killing of Donatien Marcassilar, the playwright’s doppelgänger, played by Marc Béland.
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR
JACQUES LEE PELLETIER