Princesse de personne
Du 28 au 29 novembre au Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault à St-Jérôme, QC
By Pascale Renaud-Hébert
A Théâtre Catapulte production
Play Pascale Renaud-Hébert
Director Danielle Le Saux-Farmer
Dramaturgy advisor Mathieu Leroux
Scenography John Doucet
Sound Nick DiGaetano
Lights Chantal Labonté
Costumes Judy DeBoer
Stage manager Benjamin Lévesque-Staes
Technicians Benjamin Lévesque-Staes et Érica Leblanc
Performers Lissa Léger, André Robillard et Clara Val-Fils
A princess is pretty, obliging, loving, generous, smiling, and delicate. She laughs, paints, sings, and dances. A princess is always well-coiffed and made-up, even in her sleep.
A princess is patient.
A prince will come.
No, he probably won’t.
Three friends prepare for Halloween. Simone is disguised as a princess, and only asks to be loved. Eugénie rejects the “princess” concept, which reeks of patriarchy and symbolizes a weak woman who waits for a man to save her. Then there’s Philippe, who would like to be the armed and virile hunter his costume so clearly suggests. While the three friends party in an abandoned mansion in the depths of a mysterious forest, a network of vines begins to grow, eventually blocking the house’s only exit… Princesse de personne reaches its teenage audience through humor, raising questions pertaining to social and gender norms, as well as consent.