Toronto's Apuka Theatre brings love to Paris with Marc Prescott's play, Encore.
Paris Fringe Festival
Les Feux de la Rampe Theatre
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
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
"Where there is love, there is no room for hate," said Feheregyhazi.
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.