OMI MOUNA A fantastical encounter with my great-grandmother

L'Acteur en Marche

theatre OFF CINARS
Duration 95 min.
Booth 8
10 November 2022 at 20:00
11 November 2022 at 20:00
Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique de Montréal- Studio Jean-Valcourt
Artistic Direction: Mohsen El Gharbi
Omi Mouna is a tragicomic Inspired by real life events. A man investigates the source of the violence he suffered as a child. Dominated by fear of having inherited his father’s brutality, Mohsen goes to Tunisia to film his great-grandmother, Omi Mouna, and retrace the history of her family. He finds himself thrown back to when she was a young girl, martyred by a tyrannical husband. Mohsen then becomes an invisible witness of dramatic events. Inspired by fragments of memories, Mohsen, like an archaeologist, reconstructs the significant events in the life of Omi Mouna and discovers a long history of women’s resilience and struggle. The monodrama unfolds on a bare stage, where the actor, by his acting alone, manages to resuscitate a whole world. This story comes to us with humour, self-mockery, and tenderness. Mohsen El Gharbi, playing a multitude of characters, immerses us in a fantastic and funny world that can also hurt. Omi Mouna is a poetic mural that tries to understand the violence that perpetuates in the world. Attention: English version: Thursday, November 10 - 8pm French version: Friday, November 11 - 8pm Mohsen El Gharbi - Text, Actor & Director Leanna Brodie - Translation Zach Frazer - Dramaturgical Advisor Adrian Morillo - Photo credits Open to all participants of the 2022 Biennale Number of seats (per representation) : 20 Shuttle service NOT included
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