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Laitue Matinale

General public
75 minutes

*This show has been postponed to the next season.

A comic, queer, and trashy epic about two rival and brotherly friends facing gender identity and the French language.

In the middle of the night, Lionel and Dillon, driven by a desire for revenge, ransack an abandoned Forever 21. But in this childish act lies all the anger and resentment they bear towards an empire that exists beyond them.

It is with the arrival of dawn that they rediscover themselves — their own ephemerality.

With a good dose of self-mockery, LAITUE MATINALE examines who we are, who we’re forced to be, and the deep-rooted social desire in the French language to categorize absolutely everything. It’s also the story of a friendship in mutation in the pursuit of understanding gender identity, from rivalry to sincere affection — from jealousy to siblinghood.

Play in French, surtitled in English

2021-2022 Season

Date Location
1 March 2022 La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
2 March 2022
3 March 2022
4 March 2022
5 March 2022

Creative Team

Co-creation Lionel Lehouillier et Dillon Orr
Directed by Matt Miwa
Dramaturgy advisor Isabelle Kirouac Massicotte