encoreToronto's Apuka Theatre brings love to Paris with Marc Prescott's play, Encore.

 Paris Fringe Festival
May 24-28
Les Feux de la Rampe Theatre
6:30 pm

Encore is the story of a couple reuniting every anniversary to re-enact, word for word, their very first meeting.

Director Natalie Feheregyhazi's has adapted the play to focus on the broader issue of tolerance and understanding.  She has brought together actors from Paris, London, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Saskatoon.  Their ethnicity reflects the changing face of Europe and North America...Caucasian-Japanese, African-Canadian, Cree, Métis, Francophile, Francophone, Greek, French, British-Canadian.

"This project asks us to slow down and focus on the micro details of our surroundings and the individual in front of us," said Feheregyhazi.

By bringing actors of different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds together, Feheregyhazi seeks to explore the beauty of diversity and arrive at a deeper understanding of what motivates us and what lies behind our differences.

Each night a different pair of actors will come together to discover the unique characteristics of their partner that they can fall in love with.

"Where there is love, there is no room for hate," said Feheregyhazi. paris fringe

Natalie Feheregyhazi is the founder and artistic director of Apuka Theatre. She was the 2014 recipient of the prix Formation de l'Ontario.  It allowed her to spend a year in Paris developing her skills in francophone theatre, while working on a project to increase recognition of Western Canadian francophone culture and arts on the international scene. The production of Encore is the first project realized under this mandate.

Natalie Feheregyhazi



May 24-28



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