Jesus of Montreal

Denys Arcand

Jesus of Montreal

Drama

A story about the search for the meaning and place of spirituality in the modern urbanised world, but also a satirical look at the world of art

The new SND building, Drama hall
19. 4. 2024 19:00 h - 21:50 h

Schedule of performances

Friday 28. 6. 2024
10:00 h 12:50 h
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Wednesday 11. 9. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Sunday 13. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Tuesday 15. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Tuesday 12. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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At the cathedral above Montreal, Easter Passion is played every year about the death of Jesus Christ. The production needs to be refreshed a bit – over the years, the acting of the main characters has become pathetic and far-fetched. The priest assigns this task to a young, unconventional theatre actor Daniel, who writes a new script and sets up a group of actors – Martin, whose acting career has been reduced to dubbing porn films, Mireille, whom show business has reduced only to her body, Constance beaten by life, and René, who has been dreaming of the character of Hamlet in vain all his life. Although the church representatives will not greet new production with enthusiasm, the passion story grows from production to life and has an extraordinary impact on the audience and the actors themselves. Arcand's story is a search for the meaning and place of spirituality in the modern, urbanised, scientific world, but also a satirical view of the world of art, and theatre in particular.
 
Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval
 
Première February 3, 2024
 
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Production Team

Translation Zuzana Hekel
Stage Director Ján Luterán
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Stage Design Juraj Kuchárek
Costumes Design Alžbeta Kutliaková
Choreography Assistance Ladislav Cmorej

Cast

Actor and director Daniel Coulombe Martin Šalacha
Actress Mireille Fontaine Anežka Petrová
Actress Constance Lazure Zuzana Porubjaková
Actor Martin Durocher Gregor Hološka
Actor René Sylvestre Jakub Rybárik
Priest Raymond Leclerc Alexander Bárta
Lawyer Richard Cardinal Richard Stanke
Theatre critic France Garibaldi, voice actress Sláva Jana Oľhová
Director Jerzy Strelisky, guard Bob Chalifoux, waiter Julien, the actor that plays Ivan K, voice director Roman Poláčik
Theatre critic Roméo Miroir, investigator François Bastien, ambulance attendant Terry, client from the brewery Ondrej Kovaľ
Owner of an advertising agency Regine Malouinová, voice actress Popula Rebeka Poláková
Actor Pascal Berger, investigator Marcel Brochu, ambulance attendant, client from the brewery Daniel Ratimorský (as a guest)
The owner of the advertising agency, the choir, the audience, the dancers at the casting, the film crew, the audience, Zabou ... Ján Gallovič Sára Polyáková (as a guest) Lenka Libjaková (as a guest) Zuzana Znášiková (as a guest) Nora Ibsenová (as a guest) Ján Morávek (as a guest) Jakub Jablonský (as a guest)