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Elle
Date & Time

Feb 17, 2017
Feb 18, 2017

Location

280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3

Price

$23 - $28

Elle

Presented By: Firehall Arts Centre

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ELLE is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new-found country. However, she finds herself abandoned on the deserted Isle of Demons (off the coast of Newfoundland) as punishment for taking a lover during the voyage. With real bears, spirit bears, and perhaps hallucinated bears, with the residue of a somewhat lurid religious faith, and with a world of self-preserving belligerence, the voluble heroine of ELLE does more than survive. ELLE brilliantly reinvents the beginnings of this country’s national narrative. In the lead role, Thompson “holds the audience’s attention in a vice grip with her precision, depth and hilarity. Her script is beautifully poetic, and is a master of delivery”. -Mooney on Theatre

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