Directed by MIKE PAYETTE

With Eloi ArchamBaudoin and Davide Chiazzese

Passionate, fierce, and vulnerable …
when the spotlight fades away,
who is Hosanna?

The 2015 quadruple META-winning production by Montreal’s Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, and the first ever professional English production of Michel Tremblay’s seminal success in the playwright’s hometown. Hosanna, a.k.a. Claude Lemieux, returns home in tears after being cruelly betrayed by her lover and friends at a Halloween party. Over the course of one tumultuous evening that volleys dizzily between catty quips and gut-wrenching honesty, the Cleopatra impersonator comes face to face with her deepest fears and insecurities. In a world that forced her to wear a mask to fit in, will the need for love, to be seen for who she truly is, outweigh the dread of shedding her illusions?

“Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna sparkles in English”
– Montreal Gazette

The role of Hosanna is a demanding one, as she is on stage for all but a few moments. Eloi ArchamBaudoin, as the tempestuous Hosanna, and Davide Chiazzese, her philandering biker boyfriend, Cuirette, both won METAs for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actor respectively for their penetrating performances.

Performance Schedule:
Previews: May 15 & 16 8:00pm
Opening: May 17 8:00pm
Evenings: Tuesdays through Saturdays 8:00pm
Matinées: Saturdays & Sundays 2:00pm
May 30 & June 6 1:00pm

SUNDAY CHAT-UP: Montreal Gazette Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, is joined by the articulate Montreal Drag Queen, Uma Gahd, a member of the popular Drag ensemble, House of Laureen, in the Ted T. Katz Family Trust Gallery on May 20th, 2018 at 12:30pm. Admission to the Chat-up is free and open to the public, with complimentary refreshments courtesy of Bonaparte Restaurant.

TALK BACKS: Following the evening performance on Thursday May 31st and the matinée presentation on Sunday June 3rd, audiences are invited to stay after the show for an intimate Q&A with Hosanna’s cast and director.

SATURDAY SALON: Centaur Theatre’s Artistic and Executive Director will be holding another informal salon on Saturday June 2nd following the matinée performance. Montrealers can get to know Centaur’s Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, in casual conversation about Hosanna, Season 50 and all things theatre June 2 directly following the matinee performances.

For tickets and information:   514-288-3161

The Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier

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