Internationally Acclaimed Japanese Play Comes to Montréal - Godot Has Come for 5 Special Performances Only
Nov 13, 2017, 08:00 ET
November 28th through December 2nd 2017 – 8pm
MONTRÉAL, Nov. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Delighting audiences in Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Dublin, and Eastern Europe, Godot Has Come comes to Montréal. Infinithéâtre is known for incubating original Québec playwrights but this time, in association with a new arts centre in N.DG, Espace Knox, they host a world famous original by Japan's most prolific writer Minoru Betsuyaku. Godot Has Come pays a moving and vibrant tribute to Samuel Beckett by taking a layered and hilarious look at our overly occupied existence in modern times. In an interview with The Irish Examiner, world renowned Japanese director, and director of Godot Has Come, K. Kiyama notes the play reflects "…society which has moved from being family and community based to individualistic and somewhat controlled by technology.". The Berlin Deutsches Theatre says the play is "…a powerful, successful production…". Paris critique Dashiell Donello calls it "Suite joyeuse dans laquelle sa vision aiguisée ne laisse rien passer à la société actuelle.".
This is a slapstick comedy – warmer and lighter than the Beckett original. Godot Has Come is Minoru Betsuyaku's deep dive into what it means to actually experience life – and whether, with our manic modern mentality, we can exceed indifference to exist in the moment.
Infinithéâtre's Artistic Director Guy Sprung notes "This is an excellent opportunity for us to continue our on-going dialogue with Japanese theatre. In 2014, Hanafuda Denki was a smash hit with audiences and we're equally excited about Godot Has Come. With comedy as a rich byproduct, the play examines the absurdity of life, of forgetting to wait for what we hope for whether it be a higher power, a break, or the tapestry of relationships we stake our very happiness on. It is not to be missed.".
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GODOT HAS COME AT ESPACE KNOX
Nov 28th – Dec 2nd, Tues-Sat. at 8:00 pm
At Espace Knox, 6215 ave Godfrey, Montréal, QC H4B 1K3
Regular: $30, Students/Seniors: $23, Groups: $20, Season 6-Packs (6 tickets for $120)
Box Office: 514 987-1774 ext. 104; [email protected] or www.Infinitheatre.com
(70 MINUTES IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SURTITLES)
Infinithéâtre is generously supported by season sponsors:
CN and Hydro-Québec
Infinithéâtre also thanks our production sponsor Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites
For further information: Media Relations: Simon A. Abou-Fadel, [email protected], (514) 987-1774 ext 101
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