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Accidents de parcours

Play in 23 scenes by Michel Monty, premiered on March 25, 1992 at the Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale / Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, directed by Monty, set and costumes designed by Trans-Théâtre, lighting by Manon Choinière, featuring Christian Bégin, Anik Matern, Lucie Paul-Hus, Jean Pierre Pérusse, Brigitte Poupart, Luc Proulx, Paul-Antoine Taillefer and Benôit Vermeulen. Translated by Shelley Tepperman as Freak Accidents.

The destinies of several people come together in a brutal explosion of coincidences. One couple (he is gay, she is a shrew), another couple (he is a cokehead, she is a pampered Daddy's girl), a third (street kids), a fourth (older, if not wiser), a loser and a foreigner fill this first play of Monty's to be seriously noticed by the critics and by audiences.

The dialogue is fast-paced and sometimes astoundingly smart, the action is enthralling, and the vertigo induced by the structure sometimes makes you forget that there are awkwardnesses along the way.

Guylaine Massoutre of Jeu wrote, "...[Monty] has succeeded in bothering, worrying and troubling us by the audacity of his vision, so uniformly negative."

Commentary by Gaetan Charlebois

Last updated 2019-11-08