Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) is presenting an eclectic season that bounces from Ionesco (Le roi se meurt) to Molière (Les femmes savants) to a musical based on Michel Tremblay (Le Chant de Sainte Carmen de la Main).
But it all starts with the sensation, in September, of bad-boy director Patrice Chéreau's La Douleur. Chéreau is an internationally renowned creator, notable for theatre, film and opera (especially his seminal production of Wagner's Ring at Bayreuth for the Wagner centennial in 1976). Chéreau is also known for his film Intimacy, a drama starring Mark Rylance in which some scenes tempted censors and redefined art and pornography. TNM is promising that the production will "extreme emotions".
The musical Tremblay is the second work from the team of René Richard Cyr and Daniel Bélanger who are currently enjoying a gigantic success with their musical adaptation of Les belles soeurs (which has just returned from a successful run in Paris).
See the company website.