The Impromptu of Outremont

By Michel Tremblay

Director

Sarah Rodgers

Role

Fernande

Location

Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver

Synopsis

Lucille Beaugrand's birthday party becomes one of the rare occasions when four sisters from one of Montréal's "better" French-speaking districts must spend the evening together. Conflict is inevitable and their many differences and disappointments, with each other and themselves, are forced out into the open.

Reviews

Jane Says

As an artist, it was fascinating to explore the frustrations and bitterness that suppression of artistic talent has caused in the sisters. It was interesting to contrast the old French culture which Fernande clings to like ivy, with the exciting changes being forced by Quebec's vibrant artistic community searching for its own voice.