A young man sets out to regain a sense of life’s meaning by finding his father, who has disappeared along the reaches of the La Raccourcie river. Victor goes in search of his father Jean-Joseph who has exiled himself to Canada’s wilderness. Although they never really understood each other, the two men will reunite, talk and try to come to grips not only with their flaws but also with the contemporary world. The play presents a confrontation between a father and son that is both hard-hitting and lyrical, viewing their relationship from a spiritual perspective. Becoming a man and growing old, it's an unforgettable lesson in humanity!
“La Raccourcie” is a play by JEAN-ROCK GAUDREAULT, who has won the Governor General’s Award in French-language drama for his play “Pour ceux qui croient que la terre est ronde”. Artistic director DENIS ROULEAU, whose work has won numerous awards during a 20-year career devoted to fransaskois and francophone theatre, will direct this original professional production.
On stage: GARY BOUDREAULT, an actor from Québec well known for his role as Patrick from the “Westerners” band in the Radio-Canada TV series “L’auberge du chien noir”, and DAVID GRANGER, a multi-talented fransaskois artist.
All but the Sunday performances of “La Raccourcie” will be played in French and feature ENGLISH SURTITLES displayed on stage.