Published and first performed in 1975 the play Dark Owl was written by Laval Goupil. It has been revived and translated by Glen Nichols. Now it is being premiered in Quebec by the Table D'Hote Theatre, an independent theatre group, and directed by Jessica Abdallah.
Delicia (played by Lea Rondot), Flora (Holly Gauthier-Frankel), Nicolas (Dan Jeannotte), and Amandine (Catherine Lemieux) are all members of a family living in a small town in New Brunswick. The family has been ostracized due to an event that happened many years previous. The gossip that ensued that event has ripped them apart making them more dysfunctional than your average family.
When a handsome stranger appears in the small town it forces the members of the family to face up to their part in this tragic event. Delicia, Flora, Nicolas, and Amandine are reliving the event now that they are adults. Oddly enough, despite their past the siblings are all now brought together by the very thing that had ripped them apart.
The Acadian way of life, with its mixture of French and English, is on full display in this play. It's central themes focus on family and communication. How our fears, culture, secrets, and even the part of the world we live in and how they affect us are all part and parcel of this story.
-Venue: 3997 St. Laurent
-Ticket Purchase: (514) 849-3378 or www.mainlinetheatre.ca/en/spectacles/dark-owl
-Ticket Prices: Adults: $20.00
4 Tickets: $68.00 (with MainLine FourPlay card)
-Show Times: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:00 pm
Matinées: Sundays, 2:00 pm