Home » Entertainment » U of W Closes Theatre Season with Modern, Urban Tragedy

U of W Closes Theatre Season with Modern, Urban Tragedy

March 15, 2013 7:00 AM | Entertainment

University of WinnipegThe University of Winnipeg’s theatre and film department is capping off its season with a production of “Sainte-Carmen of the Main.”

Written by iconic Montreal playwright Michel Tremblay and directed by Andrey Tarasiuk, the show runs from April 2-6.

“This play speaks passionately to the challenges of finding one’s own voice and the quest for personal liberation and self-realization, regardless of gender, sexuality, who one is, or what circumstances one comes from,” said Tarasiuk. “Like the characters of The Main, the audience gains a real sense of hope which leads to an appreciation of the worth and importance of other people’s desires, no matter how different these are from our own.”

The play is set in the mid-1970s in Montreal’s “shady” district known as The Main. It features Carmen, a country-western singer who returns to the Rodéo Club after six months working in Nashville.

Performances are nightly at 8 p.m. at the Gas Station Arts Centre. An earlier show will run at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by calling (204) 786-9152.