Loneliness, violence and desire explored in Stéphane Crête’s solo piece “NUMAIN”

Contemporary creation to run at La Chapelle from October 7-11, 2019

Photo Credit: Philémon Crête

MONTREAL, September 4th, 2019. From October 7th to October 11th, 2019, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines presents Stéphane Crête’s NUMAIN.

Solo piece for a human and a silicone doll, NUMAIN explores the liminal spaces between Eros and Thanatos, in a ritualistic theatre in which loneliness, violence and desire merge. Stéphane Crête hypothesizes that liminal notions would be better to explore with dolls rather than with real actors, while raising moral and ethical questions, both on the practice of theatrical play and on human relations.

With this second solo show (after Esteban, in 2008) Stéphane Crête continues his explorations around shamelessness and the limits of representation, in a constant desire to decompartmentalize his practice. He continues to explore the main themes that are dear to him: the transgression of moral conventions (often linked to the expression of sexuality and death), trance and altered states of consciousness, the dance between the profane and the sacred.

A transdisciplinary artist, a playwright, a teacher, a ritualist and a performer, Stéphane Crête is a versatile all-rounder who has been navigating as easily in mainstream productions as in experimental theater for over 25 years.

For tickets and more information, visit https://lachapelle.org/en/schedule/numain

Conceptor, director and performer Stéphane Crête | Pupper Advisor Marcelle Hudon | Exterior eye Didier Lucien | Technical director, stage management and lighting design David Poulin | Production Cynthia Bouchard-Gosselin

Monday Oct. 7, 7PM
Tuesday Oct. 8, 8PM 
Wednesday Oct. 9, 8PM
Thursday Oct. 10, 8PM
Friday Oct. 11, 8PM

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
3700, Saint-Dominique Street
Montréal, QC, H2X 2X7

Box Office
(514) 843-7738

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