February 8-18
Tues 7pm | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm & 8pm | Sun 3pm | Wed 1pm PWYC (Feb 15) **No PWYC on Feb 8**

A Firehall Arts Centre presentation
Theatre Passe Muraille   
Adapted from Douglas Glover’s novel by Severn Thompson

Elle is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new-found country. However, she finds herself abandoned on the deserted Isle of Demons (off the coast of Newfoundland) as punishment for taking a lover during the voyage. With real bears, spirit bears, and perhaps hallucinated bears, with the residue of a somewhat lurid religious faith, and with a world of self-preserving belligerence, the voluble heroine of Elle does more than survive. Elle brilliantly reinvents the beginnings of this country’s national narrative. In the lead role, Thompson “holds the audience’s attention in a vice grip with her precision, depth and hilarity. Her script is beautifully poetic, and is a master of delivery”. -Mooney on Theatre

Adapted for the stage by Severn Thompson from the Governor General’s Award-winning novel by Douglas Glover

Direction | Christine Brubaker

Starring| Severn Thompson and Jonathan Fisher

The performance is approximately 90 minutes long.  There is no intermission.


Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the generous support of TD Bank Group as National Tour Sponsor of Elle.