Alice and the World We Live In

Written by Alexandria Haber
Directed by Eda Holmes
With Daniel Brochu and Jane Wheeler

A soaring testament of love’s infinite capacity to give us the strength to face the unimaginable.

ALICE: How long is forever?
WHITE RABBIT: Sometimes, just one second.

Alice stands frozen on a dangerous mountain pass. Paralyzed, unable to move forward or turn back, she is suspended between multiple possibilities of what could have been and what is. Inspired by the topsy-turvy world Alice encounters in Wonderland when she falls down the rabbit hole, this moving allegory explores a woman’s struggle to push through the grief of losing the love of her life to a random act of terror. Echoing our collective fear of what lies ahead in these tumultuous and uncertain times, the play exalts our indefatigable resilience and endless capacity to love, once we find the courage to let go.

Daniel Brochu is a Montreal actor who has worked in many cities, including Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and NYC. His favorite credits include: The Little Prince for Geordie Theatre; Matthew and Stephen at the New Victory Theatre, NYC, and The Haunted Hillbilly, for The Segal Centre… and beyond.

Jane Wheeler is a Montreal actor whose work spans theatre, film and television, and voice. She is very excited about bringing this new creation by Alexandria Haber to life, and to work once again with Danny Brochu whom she first met many moons ago doing Shakespeare in the Park with Repercussion. Her previous Centaur stage appearances include Social Studies, Innocence Lost, Very Heaven, Twelfth Night and Dancing at Lughnasa. Other credits include: Reaching for Starlight (Geordie Theatre), The Savannah Sipping Society (Hudson Village Theatre), and The Graduate (Segal Centre).

Sunday Chat-up
October 20, 2019
Join Lucinda Chodan, the Montreal Gazette’s Editor-in-Chief, in conversation with Alexandria Haber, author of Alice and the World We Live In. This is a free public event with refreshments provided by Bonaparte Restaurant in Centaur’s main floor gallery.

Saturday Salon
October 26, 2019
Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery.

October 31, 2019
November 3, 2019
Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations.

The Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier

For tickets and information:   514-288-3161

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