This winter and spring season 2018, the Conseil des arts de Montréal presents a Montreal tour of Talisman Theatre‘s Me and You, the award-winning play by Pascal Brullemans and Talia Hallmona about the integration of immigrants in Quebec. Having first made its English language world premiere in 2016 at the M.A.I., the production now returns for four FREE performances across Montreal from February 27th to April 20th.
“A young actress recalls her childhood memories and her arrival in Quebec. As the story unfolds, she recounts her meeting with Julie Sirois, her best friend—a quebecois who dies in an accident. Denying this reality, Talia will interrupt the story and change the course of her destiny by giving her role to Julie. But she soon discovers that sharing her life with others has risks, especially when it comes to uniting two cultures that everything dissociates. Autofiction where reality and freedom are scrambled, Me and You portrays a friendship that defies conventions and looks at the identity of the immigrant, posing the question: Do we acknowledge the Other for what he gives us, or for what takes from us?
‘Hallmona asks: “Who am I in the eyes of others?’
Me and You The story deals with the integration of immigrants in Quebec. The last day in the homeland. The arrival in Quebec. The dream. Friendship. Wanting to become what we are not…”
Me and You is written by Pascal Brullemans and Talia Hallmona, who were awarded the Louise-LaHaye prize for the original French script of the play, Moi et l’Autre. This award recognizes the excellence of a play for young audience.
Read our original review of the 2016 production here.
The Conseil des arts de Montréal presents Talisman Theatre’s Me and You
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, Saint-Laurent
7:30pm Émile-Legault Theatre
613 Sainte-Croix Avenue
Friday, 13 April 2018, Montreal-North
7:30pm Oliver Jones Theatre
12004, Rolland Boulevard
Free admission. Call the box office for information about ticket reservations: (514) 747-6521
For more information about the show: http://en.talisman-theatre.com/2016-meandyou/