|12 April 2023||07 h 30||La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins|
|13 April 2023||07 h 30|
|14 April 2023||07 h 30|
|15 April 2023||04 h 00|
Play by Lionel Lehouillier
Directed by Matt Miwa
A Lionel Lehouillier, Théâtre du Trillium and Théâtre Catapulte production
Text Lionel Lehouillier
Staging and scenography Matt Miwa
Sound Simone Provencher
Set construction Érica Leblanc
Costumes and makeup Lari Jalbert
Lighting and technical coordination Florence Letarte
Stage manager Emily Payeur
Production manager Amélie Duguay
Cast Lionel Lehouillier et Xavier Gould
In a trashy Roman-style karaoke bar, Lionel and Xavier lose themselves in the music and imagine a Shakespearian epic where they embody Antony and Cleopatra, all while slandering Caesar – the man, not the salad. Their desire to exist among the people pushes them to fight against an empire that overwhelms them.
It is with the coming of dawn that they rediscover their morning lettuce … eaten too fast from not having known it so ephemeral?
With a good dose of self-mockery, Laitue matinal·e (Morning Lettuce) examines who we are, who we are pressured to be, and the deeply rooted social desire to categorise absolutely everything. It is also an ode to beauty, to resilience, and to the fantastical, spiritual, and initiatory imagination of a community.
Laitue matinal·e is the project of transmasculine artist Lionel Lehouillier, in which he questions the binarity of the French language.
- English surtitles for the Friday April 14 show
- Talkback with the artists after the Thursday April 13 show
- Drag and Karaoke event after the Friday April 14 show