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Manman la mer

General public
60 minutes

By Djennie Laguerre
A Théâtre Catapulte production

Creative Team

A play by / performer Djennie Laguerre
Director and scenography Kamana Ntibarikure
Music, performer and creation advisor Sara Rénélik
Musical composition and sound Elena Stoodley
Lights and video projection Shawn Henry
Costumes Isabelle Bélisle
Assistant director and stage manager Katie Rochford
Production manager (creation) and English surtitles Kyle Ahluwalia
Advisor to scenography and construction of set Benoît Brunet-Poirier

Manman la mer is the story of Marjolaine, who has the ability to see into the future. At her mother’s insistence, she rejects her gift of clairvoyance. Now twenty-six years older and suffering from a mysterious and incurable illness, she has no other choice than to travel to Haiti and surrender to the healing powers of her grandmother, Manman la mer… but is Manman a midwife? A mystic? Or is she just a loving grandmother?

Manman la mer shines a light on women and Haitian spirituality, and explores themes of mother-daughter relationships with humor and authenticity, all to the beat of traditional Haitian storytelling.