The Charge of the Expormidable Moose

by Claude Gauvreau | English language world premiere

"A tour de force" -GLOBE AND MAIL
"A production not to be missed"
-STAGE DOOR
"An unforgettable performance"
-CHARLEBOIS POST

May 10 - 26, 2013

Featuring HUME BAUGH, DAVID CHRISTO, LINDSEY CLARK, SOCHI FRIED, BEN IRVINE, LINDSAY OWEN PIERRE, JESSICA SALGUEIRO

Tue-Sat 8pm | Sun 2:30pm
Tarragon Theatre Extra Space
30 Bridgman Avenue Toronto
Tickets $25 | $20 student senior artist
+ $3 final week | Fri & Sun rush tix $13

Tickets & Info

416-531-1827 (no service fees!)
In person at the Tarragon box office:
30 Bridgman Ave (map)
Buy Tickets Online
Advance tickets recommended


Description

Widely considered to be Claude Gauvreau's masterpiece, The Charge of the Expormidable Moose (La charge de l'orignal épormyable) revolves around a poet who is mocked and envied by his fellow housemates - or are they fellow inmates? Playful, provocative, powerful, this exceptional drama confirms Gauvreau's stature as "a giant" (Le Devoir).

Claude Gauvreau's plays have been championed by leading Quebec theatre artists but have never been produced outside of his native province. One Little Goat's premiere finally gives anglophone audiences the rare opportunity to experience the genius of Gauvreau.

Claude Gauvreau (1925-1971)

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Revered in Quebec as a visionary poet-playwright, Claude Gauvreau was a member of Montreal's revolutionary artistic movement known as Les Automatistes. His complete works are published in a volume of over 1,500 pages comprised of 26 short dramas, three full length plays and numerous creative texts, and his innovative use of language, which he described as "explorean," tested the very limits of lyricism. Gauvreau ended his life in 1971, the year after The Charge of the Expormidable Moose was first produced in French. Claude Gauvreau on Wikipedia

Media & Book

Official media release
Act 1 of "Moose" on Google Books & buy the published play here

Credits

Directed by Adam Seelig
Translation Ray Ellenwood
Sets & Costumes Jackie Chau (Dora nominee)
Lighting Laird MacDonald (Dora nominee)
Sound Thomas Ryder Payne (Dora recipient)
Marketing Sue Edworthy
Assistant Producer Sophia Fabiilli
Publicity Linda Litwack
Production Manager Dominic Manca
Stage Manager Robin Munro


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