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Sunday, February 24, 2008

[Montreal] Upcoming INFINITHEATRE Production by Quebec novelist TREVOR FERGUSON

Original Cast Remounts Off-Off-Broadway Hit

Lina Roessler and Brett Watson reprise their critically acclaimed roles in the upcoming Infinitheatre production of Quˆ©bec playwright Trevor Ferguson's ZARATHUSTRA SAID SOME THINGS, NO? The play received outstanding reviews for its "out-of-town tryout", even by New York standards, when it world premiˆ®red Off-Off-Broadway in 2006.

"Lina Roessler and Brett Watson are astonishingly powerful"


"the best you will see on the off-Broadway stage this year."


"you won't find better performances by actors anywhere"


Guy Sprung will be directing the Montrˆ©al version, gently guiding the actors to probe deeper into the play's many layers as well as the characters' complex natures. "More realism and understanding is what we're shooting for", says Sprung. "It's a tough piece for any actor, requiring dexterous emotional acuity and the physical stamina of a marathon runner, but if anyone has the chops to pull it off, these two do. I think that's why Trevor was so inspired writing this piece, having worked with both Lina and Brett in the past; knowing how far he could push each of them in their roles."

Adrienne and Ricky, a Canadian couple living in a seedy Paris hotel, have entered into a suicide pact, which they have, so far, failed to complete. As the story unfolds, their relationship becomes more unsettling and the games they play more disturbing, the reasons for their dysfunction are slowly revealed. Ferguson paints a riveting vision of a lost generation overwhelmed by a tide of convoluted pathologies as he examines the tough themes of abuse and addiction with unabashed intensity.

This fourth play of Ferguson's was written expressly for the two actors who had worked with Trevor in all three of his previous plays, one of which they performed in together. The genesis for this particular creation arose organically one night over drinks in a bar, when Watson threw out the idea of writing a play for him and Lina. After quizzing Brett about what makes a good two-hander, Ferguson went home, calling Watson the following morning to say it was finished!

SPECIAL EVENT: Infinitheatre will be hosting a special 5 ˆÝ 7 on Wed. March 19th at Thˆ©ˆ¢tre La Chapelle where Ferguson will be speaking about his play and signing books. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by contacting Infinitheatre at (514) 987 ¬ñ 1774 ext. 104 or

March 15-30

written by Trevor Ferguson

directed by Guy Sprung

starring Lina Roessler and Brett Watson

set design by Katka Hubacek

costume design by Elli Bunton

lighting design by Mark Baehr

sound design by Troy Slocum

assistant costume designer Beth Scozzafava

Thˆ©ˆ¢tre La Chapelle

3700 St-Dominique



Regular admission: $20
Seniors, students, and Infinite Members: $15
Groups (6 or more): $10


Tue-Sat 8 PM
Sunday matinˆ©e 2 PM
Special offer: Preview show (March 15 & 16): $10 for ALL


Media Contact:

Barbara Ford

(514) 342 – 7936

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