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April 30, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Flick's Picks. Take a peek below to learn more about our upcoming events.

OUR 2012-2013 SEASON HAS LAUNCHED! Described as "INCREDIBLY AMBITIOUS" and "STAR-STUDDED" by the Montreal Gazette, discover what exciting things we have in store for you next year!

With six plays, three musicals, four world premieres, two commissions, two co-productions, one Hollywood celebrity and one Montreal music legend, and stellar theatre music and dance in the studio THIS IS THE YEAR TO SUBSCRIBE!

Renew before May 16th or purchase your new subscription today and guarantee your seats. Exclusive Subscriber benefits offer best seats at best prices, free indoor parking plus a host of discounts at other Montreal cultural institutions.

Same Time, Next Year began previews this week!
A love story for the ages starring two of Canada's finest actors: R.H. Thomson and Michelle Giroux

On the Segal Mainstage until May 20th!

A Broadway favourite, Same Time, Next Year was described by the New York Times as "the funniest comedy about love and adultery to come to Broadway". The play follows the twenty-five year love affair of Doris and George (married – but not to each other) who meet for one weekend a year. A metaphor for the changing moral landscape of post-war United States, Same Time, Next Year is a charming and poignant story that explores the complexities of love and human relationships.

Production sponsor:

Delmar Cargo

Go behind-the-scenes with Same Time, Next Year designer Philip Silver in this all-new video!

Do not miss The Heretics of Bohemia !

A bold and innovative production from Resident Studio Theatre Company Scapegoat Carnivale! Featuring a large ensemble of Montreal's finest actors, puppets and musicians on the Segal Studio stage.

Written by Joseph Shragge
Directed by Alison Darcy

Starring Leni Parker, Michel Perron, Felicia Shulman, Andreas Apergis, Dan Jeannotte, Catherine Lemieux, Morgan Neremberg, Anana Rydvald, and Paul Van Dyck!

The Heretics of Bohemia is a darkly comic fairy tale about a paranoid king, his mother, and their dysfunctional relationship. Set on the mythical Bohemian seacoast, the story follows the king's hallucinatory journey, as he encounters mysterious wanderers, messenger birds, invading armies, ancient rituals and fools.



Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm

A celebration of artistic excellence!

We are proud to announce you to the Segal Centre's annual fundraising event Diamonds & Champagne, a luxurious evening in support of youth arts education at the Segal Centre! Come celebrate the power of the arts in style all while supporting the next generation of artists.

Featuring live entertainment that showcases the best of what the Segal Centre does and an array of artistic talent – with a special performance by 2012-2013 season spokesperson and Montreal legend Ranee Lee!

Each guest will have the chance to win several prizes, one of which will be a diamond valued at $10,000!

BLING & BUBBLY: The after party

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 9:00PM (following Diamonds & Champagne)

The first edition of the Segal Centre's annual Cast Party, hosted by the Segal Centre's Young Leaders. Features a live DJ, open-bar and raffle prizes!

Following two sold-out screenings, CinemaSpace's Stan Brakhage Series: TEXTS OF LIGHT continues on May 3rd and May 4th.

A must see for cinema lovers!

In collaboration with HORS CHAMP Magazine

Part 3: May 3rd at 7:30pm
Part 4: May 5th at 9:30pm

Introduced by William C.Wees, Emeritus Professor, McGill University.

On the right: …Preludes 2 (1995-1996) Photo courtesy of the Estate of Stan Brakhage and Fred Camper.


May 17th at 7:30pm

A celebration of Japanese experimental cinema!

Critically-acclaimed Japanese experimental filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa presents his beautifully and rigorously crafted films in super-8, 16mm and 35mm.

Photo: 16-18-4 -2008 courtesy of Tomonari Nishikawa


May 19th at 9:00pm

A rare opportunity to survey recent 8mm films made by emerging and established filmmakers from Japan. Curated and presented by Tomonari Nishikawa.

Photo: End of July (2010) courtesy of Toru Mabuchi

The Cummings Centre Talkumentaries film series presents: Torn
Directed by Ronit Kertzner

May 16th at 7:30pm in the CinemaSpace

In English, Hebrew and Polish, with English subtitles.

Can one be a Catholic priest and an observant Jew at the same time? 12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovered that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was Jacob Weksler. Torn follows his amazing journey from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew on a religious kibbutz in Israel.

Rabbi Leigh Lerner will animate the evening.

The screening will be followed by coffee and refreshments.

Don't miss the final Place à l'Opéra lecture of the season!

FAUST by Gounod; libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, after Goethe

May 8th at 7:30pm in the CinemaSpace

A new take on Faust. You know the story: to regain his youth, Doctor Faust makes a deal with the Devil… An impudent Devil whose endeavours lead his "protégé" into the arms of the beautiful Marguerite. She will lose her life, while he loses his soul…
Animated by musicologist Pierre Vachon.

Admission is FREE.

With the generous support of :

Journey to Ethiopia: Through our Lens!

In the Segal Centre ArtLounge

Sunday, May 20th from 5pm to 7pm

In January 2012 a group of eight Montrealers traveled to Ethiopia on a humanitarian mission. Federation CJA and its YAD FedNext Campaign presents a silent auction and vernissage benefiting the Na’eh Youth Outreach Centre in Beer Sheva.

Coup de Coeur

"Much anticipated, the sixth edition of Festival TransAmériques was recently announced. Martin Faucher (who directed our co-productions of Old Wicked Songs and Vigil) is one of the festival's curators. This series, presented in a variety of languages, celebrates contemporary dance and theatre from around the world. Of special note to Segal Centre audiences is Seeds by Annabel Soutar. It is a collaboration between Montreal's Porte Parole (who performed the trilogy Sexy Beton in our Studio) and Crows Theatre of Toronto (who were associate producers of Geometry in Venice ). The play is directed by Segal favourite Chris Abraham (whose credits here include: Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler and I Am My Own Wife). Seeds examines the four-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto, one of the biggest biotech corporations and asks: what's really on your dinner plate? This is documentary theatre so every word spoken onstage is a verbatim quote. I saw an earlier incarnation of this play and it was excellent. Plays at Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui June 7 at 7:00pm, June 8 at 7:00pm and June 9 at 4:00pm. See you there." – Paul Flicker

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