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U of W Film Season Closes with ‘Sainte-Carmen of the Main’

April 1, 2013 6:45 AM | Entertainment

University of WinnipegUniversity of Winnipeg film students will close out their season with a set of tragic performances beginning Tuesday.

The Gas Station Arts Centre will host Michel Tremblay’s Sainte-Carmen of the Main April 2 to April 5 with nightly shows at 8 p.m. A Saturday, April 6 performance will run at 7 p.m.

Set in mid-’70s Montreal, Sainte-Carmen of the Main follows Carmen, a country-western singer as she returns home from Nashville with new songs that speak directly to — and about — her outcast friends on The Main. As her adoring community of hustlers, prostitutes, and transvestites eagerly await her triumphant opening at the Rodéo Club, she encounters hatred, jealousy, vengeance, and finally, tragedy.

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