“Les Belles Soeurs” by the High School Drama Club
APRIL 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMANCES
Les Belles Soeurs by Michel Tremblay.
A tragi-comedy written in joual – about a working-class woman who discovers that winning a jackpot can be a mixed blessing. The setting of this unusual story is the spring of 1965. Germaine Lauzon, a housewife in a working neighborhood in Montréal, wins one million trading stamps. Once glued in booklets, they will allow her to acquire furnishings and accessories she has always dreamed about. She invites the women of her family and some neighbors to a stamp gluing session. As the play advances, we learn about the condition of each of the 14 women in Germaine’s home and the comedy progressively becomes a tragedy. It culminates in the plundering of trading stamps and Germaine’s possessions by her guests.
Directed by Summer Sinclair
In English, translation by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco.
Premium – $25
Adults – $10
Students – $5