Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario runs its latest production, “Intrusions,” at Place des Arts March 17-18.
Alone on stage, a woman tells the story of waiting to be transferred to a retirement home with her husband, whose health is failing.
The arrival of a drug addict mysteriously lurking on her stoop highlights her vulnerability, but also her solitude in the face of invasions of her private life and the administrative challenges of the health-care system.
With humour, rage and determination, she refuses to let age, circumstances or the system destroy her dignity and the love she has for her husband.
“Intrusions” was translated by Marie-Thé Morin from its original English version, “Another Home Invasion,” by Joan MacLeod. In 2009, this book was a finalist for the Governor General's Award.
This important work sheds light on a subject that is too often overlooked: the way our society neglects the elderly when they need help the most.
Showtimes are March 17 at 7:30 p.m., and March 18 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. English surtitles will be available for the 2:30 p.m. show on March 18.
Tickets are available online here.