For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
Any new play by Tremblay is an event, and this is one triply so.Montreal Gazette
“Why not look again at all the women who influenced me – above all, my mother who gave me my sense of humour, my gift of dialogue and my sense of theatre?” – Michael Tremblay
For the Pleasure of seeing Her Again is a hilarious and beautiful new work from Canada’s most widely produced playwright. Michel Tremblay’s most recent and autobiographical work is a powerful tribute to his mother. Tremblay paints a very funny portrait of the women who delighted, bewildered and infuriated him throughout his childhood, yet inspired such masterpieces as Bonjour La Bonjour and Hosanna.
Through a series of vignettes from childhood on, we discover that words are Nana’s biggest gift to her son. Beneath the gossip, the dramatic predictions and wild exaggerations, Nana is shaping the soul of an artist. Her on inherits a love of language and humour, discovers the truth that lies behind illusions and comes to understand the power of imagination.
Starring: Jeff Page & Valerie Ann Pearson
Translated by: Linda Gaboriau
Directed by: Bradley Moss
Set Properties and Costumes Designer: Narda McCarroll
Lighting Designer: Cimmeron Meyer
Stage Manager: Deborah Beniston
Production Manager: Gina Puntil
Head Electrician: Kate Bagnall
Head Carpenter: Ron Lavoie
Rigging System Installer/Operator/Carpenter: Kevin Humphrey
Rigging Consultant: Stephen Boyd Scenic Painters: Kirby Liknes & Angie Sotiropoulos
Costumer: Karen Swiderski
The English language World Premiere of FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau, was first produced and presented by Centaur Theatre Company, September 29, 1998, in Montreal. The production starred Nicola Cavendish and Dennis O’Connor, was directed by Gordon McCall, with set and costume design by John C. Dinning, lighting design by Graham Frampton, and with stage manager Johanne Pomrenski, assistant stage manager Tobi M. Hunt and assistant director Natalie Bonjour.