Intrusions (Another Home Invasion)
— Adult Production
Important announcement dated January 12, 2022.
The Théâtre de la Vieille 17 and the Théâtre populaire d’Acadie have come to the unfortunate conclusion that the performances of Intrusions (Another Home Invasion), scheduled from February 3 to 12, 2022, at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, will have to be postponed until fall 2022. It’s a decision we regret having to make, but at this time, there is no indication that performance venues will reopen in Ontario as of January 26. Our first responsibility is to ensure the health and safety of our artists and technicians, as well as of our audience. Under the current conditions, it is impossible to resume rehearsals and technical work.
Please note that La Nouvelle Scène’s box office staff will contact ticket holders in the coming days.
Our thoughts are with the entire performing arts sector as postponements and cancellations increase. We also wish to pay tribute to the courageous and dedicated health care workers.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones.
By JOAN MACLEOD
Translated by MARIE-THÉ MORIN
Directed by GENEVIÈVE PINEAULT
Alone on stage, a woman relates how she is waiting to be transferred to a seniors’ residence with her husband whose health is failing. The arrival of a drug addict, lurking mysteriously on her doorstep, emphasizes her vulnerability, and also her solitude, when confronted with various invasions of her private life and with the administrative challenges of the healthcare system. With humour, anger and determination, she refuses to let age, circumstances or the system destroy her dignity and her love for her husband.
Joan MacLeod’s Another Home Invasion (Intrusions in it’s French translation) was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 2009. The play sheds light on a subject too often neglected; the way our society abandons the elderly when they are most in need of help.
A THÉÂTRE DE LA VIEILLE 17 and THÉÂTRE POPULAIRE D’ACADIE coproduction
Text JOAN MACLEOD
Translation MARIE-THÉ MORIN
Director GENEVIÈVE PINEAULT
Assistant Director and Stage Manager DIANE FORTIN
Set Designer GABRIEL TSAMPALIEROS
Lighting Designer PAUL AUCLAIR
Costume designer DENISE RICHARD
Music and soundscape RENÉ CORMIER and JONATHAN SONIER
Opening Video STUDIO 7 MULTIMÉDIA
Production Manager CYNTHIA SHAW
Artistic Directors ALLAIN ROY and GENEVIÈVE PINEAULT
With DIANE LOSIER