Where: Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs, 26 Berkeley Street
When: February 5 to 9, 2020
Cost: Regular tickets $49 to $79, Youth $30, PWYC Wednesday & Thursday evenings, Saturday rush $20 and Groups (8+) $25 per person. For pricing and to purchase visit theatrefrancais.com
Details: A Théâtre français de Toronto and Théâtre populaire d’Acadie (Caraquet, NB) coproduction, Exercice De L’Oubli (Lesson in Forgetting) is by Emma Haché, two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Award in theatre. Director Joël Beddows immerses us in a reflection on the mourning we experience on the loss not of a spouse but of a past and its intimacies. French with English surtitles.
Never mind your feelings. When the memories of a shared life disappear, what really remains of love? Can it be rebuilt from scratch or even reinvented? She visits him at the hospital every day to share touching moments, a man who can no longer remember anything. Their conversations, often comical, gradually lift the veil on the reproaches of the past and an intense love, the last vestiges of a memory shattered by a serious accident. But in a room where time seems to have stopped, she begins to doubt her ability to accompany her beloved on his journey back to health.
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