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February 7, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Flick's Picks. Take a peek below to learn more about our upcoming events. And don't forget, you can now purchase single tickets online at

Scientific Americans
Directed by Andrew Shaver

in association with SideMart Theatrical Grocery Presented as part of the Montreal Highlights Festival A Montreal Premiere!

From February 5 to 26, 2012

Scientific Americans
began previews on Sunday! Don't miss this darkly comic, visually stunning production presented in association with SideMart Theatrical Grocery, one of the most original independent theatre companies in Canada.

Written by John Mighton, one of Canada's premier playwrights, Scientific Americans is the story of Jim, a brilliant scientist, and his fiancée Carol, a computer programmer working on artificial intelligence. When Jim gets a job with the U.S. Department of Defense, he learns his research could be used to develop a powerful new weapon. The pressure of a high-level position within the extremely secretive American Military Industrial Complex challenges Jim's moral integrity. In the meantime, his relationship with Carol deteriorates until she finally gives him an ultimatum – me or them. Seamlessly weaving the troubles of the heart with those of the conscience, Scientific Americans is a thought-provoking and socially relevant look at the consequences of one's actions.

Watch the Behind-the-scenes with Director Andrew Shaver

Production sponsor:

BMO Finacial Group
Presented as part of:
Montréal en Lumière

The Studio Theatre Season Kicks Off
with Le chien, la nuit et le couteau
By Marius von Mayenburg

Translated by Hélène Mauler and René Zahnd
Directed by Mireille Camier

Presented by Les productions quitte ou double and the Segal Centre as part of the Montréal en lumière Festival

From February 13 to 25, 2012

In this post-apocalyptic story, the famed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg plunges us into a world where reality has been turned upside down. With no clear reason why, night has become day and the city is covered with sand. The carefully constructed human order has turned to chaos. It is in this world that M finds himself, forced to channel his animal instincts in order to survive.

Mayenburg warns against an individualist society that can transform us into beasts in this Kafka-esque journey.
A chilling and engaging story not to be missed.

As part of
Montréal en Lumière

CinemaSpace presents

Queen of the sun:
What are the Bees Telling Us?

+ Jardin du soleil by Rose Lowder

February 16th at 7:30 pm and 19th at 6 pm

CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present Queen of the sun, an alternative and profound look at the global bee crisis by award-winning documentary filmmaker Taggart Siegel on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30pm and again on Sunday, February 19th at 6pm. Jardin du soleil, a short visual poem that revolves around solar panels in Italy and France, will precede the film.

Watch the Queen of the Sun preview

CinemaSpace presents these two films as part of the all-new Echoes of the Planet series, presenting work that explores environmental issues in alternative ways.

Theatre and Danger: Public lecture series continues

The Fatherland in Danger:
Mikhail Bulgakov's Days of the Turbins

Lecturer: Prof. Lyudmila Parts (Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Thursday, February 9th at 7:30pm
Part of the all-new THEATRE & DANGER SERIES

When Mikhail Bulgakov turned his novel White Guard into the play Days of the Turbins he shifted the focus from the fate of an army losing a Civil War to the fate of a family losing their home and way of life. The story of the play's creation and performance under Stalin's unexpected patronage parallels the story within the play, that of survival, disillusionment, and compromise.

Don't miss this engaging lecture!

The Segal Centre's Young Leaders (SCYL)
in collaboration with the Jewish Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present a conference from John A. Rae, C.M., Executive Vice-President, Office of the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Power Corporation

Thursday, February 16th
Cocktail: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (appetizers and 1 drink included)

The Laugh Pack Late Show:
For People Who Dig Comedy

Thursday, February 23rd at 10pm

Join us for our stand-up comedy event as part of ArtLounge programming!

Hosted by the Segal Centre's own Keith Waterfield, The Laugh Pack line-up features some of the best in emerging and professional talent.

Host: Keith Waterfield
Opener: Morgan O'Shea
Middler: Robby Hoffman
Headliner: Asaf Gerchak
And introducing Trevor White.

Tickets are only $5

Musica Camerata presents
Quebec, the Americas and Spain

Sunday, February 26th at 2:30pm

You won't want to miss this concert featuring music from composers Amy Beach, Joaquin Turina, Jacques Hétu, Alberto Ginastera and Juan Carlos Cirigliano.

The University of Montreal Big Band
Part of the Big Band Series

Wednesday, February 29th at 8pm

Bringing together twenty of the best student musicians of the Faculty of Music, this is a chance to hear a diverse selection of masterpieces from the jazz repertoire.

The Big Band will perform compositions by Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, Darcy James Argue, Jean-Nicolas Trottier and other giants of the jazz world.

Documentary Dur à cuire in the CinemaSpace

Part of the Talkumentaries series presented by the Cummings Centre

Wednesday, February 15th, 7pm
(French with English subtitles)
Producer Sylvie Krasker will animate

Dur à cuire is a documentary about Québécois cooking sensations Normand Laprise and Martin Picard by Guillaume Sylvestre. Laprise and Picard are two chefs who have taken the culinary world by storm. In French with English subtitles.

For more information please contact
Stefani Novick at 514-342-1234 ext 7201.

Mes amours de personnages
With stage legend Albert Millaire!


Saturday, March 3rd 8pm

For more than 50 years, Albert Millaire headlined Montreal's premier stages as an actor, stage director and troupe leader. With Mes amours de personnages, Millaire revives the many characters he had the pleasure of playing throughout his career. Monologues, improvisations, anecdotes, tragedy, comedy, selections from Shakespeare and much more! Not to be missed.

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Les coups de cœur
This week: special guest Jonathan Rondeau, Director of Production

A panoply of Morris Panych kicks off theatre's winter season starting with his twisted comedy Vigile (ou le veilleur) at Théâtre du Rideau Vert; running until March 3rd. It stars the legendary Kim Yaroshevskaya of Fanfreluche renown in an emotionally layered, touching two-hander with Panych's signature black humour woven through. The Segal is a co-producer of the piece and will be bringing the play to our stage in March in its original English. Check out both versions and compare! Also opening this week is Panych's new play In Absentia at the Centaur and in March, Dawson College will be mounting a student version of Panych's 7 Stories.

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