For a quick look at what shows open when this season, check out the 2021 Openings At-A-Glance page.
Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, show dates and information may have changed. Refer to each production’s official site for the most current details.
Black Balloon: Leila
January 13 - January 23
Presented by Centaur Theatre’s 2021 Wildside Festival
Struggling with her identity, Leila dreams of an alternate reality; one where she is removed from her disillusioned state to a place where she can reclaim her mind, body and self worth. Inspired by Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc.
Leila is a poetic adaptation of a larger piece in development called Black Balloon, which is produced with support from the Government of Québec, the City of Montréal as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Black Balloon has been in development since 2017 through Playwright’s Workshop Montreal’s Young Creator’s Unit and has been awarded creative residency through the MAI’s Alliance program for the years 2019-2021.
Produced by Theatre NUAJ
Written & Directed by Sophie El Assaad, adapted from the original text La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer and Joseph Delteil
January 13-23, 2021. All online. And FREE!
Premiere: Wednesday, January 13 at 7pm
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