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February 12, 2013

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

Spread the joy this Purim!
Saturday February 23rd, 2013 marks the celebration of Purim. Honour your loved ones during this time of celebration by supporting the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre's Keep Yiddish Alive: Wall of a Thousand Names campaign.

All proceeds raised through this initiative will be used to fund Yiddish Theatre programming year round at the Segal Centre and your donation will be eligible for a tax receipt. A special Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre card will be sent recognizing your support.

To learn more about our ongoing fundraising efforts including how you can help make the arts more accessible to all, please visit



Critics and audiences alike applaud our first international co-production:

"A fine piece of literary art" – Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
« Une joie dangereuse » - Daniel Lemay, La Presse
« Fort efficace », « une œuvre universelle » - Philippe Couture, Le Devoir
"A rewarding experience" – The Concordian
"A worthwhile evening of theatre" – The Rover

Only one more week to see this remarkable theatrical achievement!

Join Artistic Producer Paul Flicker and the cast for an intimate talkback after selected performances! A special opportunity to interact with the artists and let us know what you think about the show.

Waiting for the Barbarians
An international co-production with Mopo Cultural Trust and Baxter Theatre Centre of Cape Town, South Africa.

From the book by J.M. Coetzee
Adapted and Directed by Alexandre Marine
Produced by Maurice Podbrey
Design by Craig Leo
Sound design and Composition by Dmitri Marine

Listen to a documentary from the CBC's The Sunday Edition featuring Maurice Podbrey, Alexandre Marine and members of the cast.


Go behind-the-scenes of Waiting for the Barbarians with producer Maurice Podbrey!
Photo: Andrée Lanthier

Watch the trailer!

Alexandre Marine, Director
Presented by KPMG

With the support of the Cole Foundation


The Queen of Gospel lives on in this world-premiere musical!

March 3rd to March 24th, 2013

A Segal Centre and Copa de Oro Productions Co-Production

The Mahalia Jackson Musical traces the rise of celebrated singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson, from poverty in New Orleans, to international success as one of the most influential gospel artists in the world. As told by Mahalia herself and members of her family, the play takes us on an uplifting journey through the development of her career and her key involvement in the Civil rights movement to Martin Luther King's historic March on Washington, where she performed in front of 250, 000 people.

A foot-stomping, roof-raising gospel celebration starring the legendary Ranee Lee
Accompanied by members of the IGS choir, under the direction of Marcia Bailey
Written and directed by Roger Peace
Featuring Adrienne Irving and Tristan D. Lalla
With Taurey Butler on Piano

Get your first glimpse of Ranee Lee as Mahalia Jackson in this all-new trailer !



Visit our music section at to find out more about our music series.

Featuring Birds on a Wire, string quartet

Part of the Bravo Music Series
Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m.


Part of the Power Jazz Series
Sunday, February 17th at 8:00 p.m.

Power-Jazz series presented by:


Under the direction of Ron Di Lauro

Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 p.m.


& The Celtic Windwarp

Montreal's favourite celtic flutist wraps up our 12-13 Indie Series
Wednesday, February 27th at 8:00 p.m.



Part of the Women of the World Series
Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m.

Women of the World series presented by:



By Georges Perec
Directed by Ariel Ifergan
Assistant directed by Alexandre Frenette

A Productions Pas de Panique production

March 7th to March 24th, 2013 in the Studio.

Presented in French

How would you approach your boss for a raise? French experimental master Georges Perec plunges us into the maze of the mind in this funny and playful examination of our constant struggle to add meaning to the bureaucracy of life.

A surreal comedy featuring a dynamic cast of Quebec's best stage and screen talent!
Vicky Bertrand, Stéphanie Crête-Blais, Frédéric Desager, Chantal Dumoulin, Christophe Rapin, Christian E. Roy.



The Laugh Pack Late Show:
For People Who Dig Comedy

Co-hosted by the Segal's own Keith Waterfield and Lise Vigneault

Thursday February 28th at 10:00 p.m.
In the ArtLounge

Opener: Alain Mercieca
Middler: Lea Rondot
Headliner: Walter Lyng

Only 5$ !





2013 Israeli Film Festival

Presented by the Jewish Public Library

Saturday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio
Blank Bullet (2010)

In Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic with English subtitles
A film by Haim Bouzaglo

Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio
By Summer's End (2011)

In Hebrew with English subtitles
A film by Noa Haroni

Funded by the Chaim & Clara Spilberg Endowment of the JPL



The Ancestry Project

Thursday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

Bassist Zack Lober pays tribute to his grandfather, Montreal musician Hyman Herman with The Ancestry Project, a musical and visual performance looking back at his grandfather's musical career. 


Exhibit: Pierre Laramée

Until February 17th

Award-winning visual artist Pierre Laramée brings his evocative works to the Segal Centre ArtLounge.
Learn more about Pierre Laramée





Coup de Coeur

" If you liked Waiting for the Barbarians, Centaur Theatre also has a play focusing on social justice, Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott.  Roy Surette does a terrific job directing.  Design is beautiful.  Fiona Reid, one of our country's great leading ladies, is a treat.  Montrealer Julie Tamiko Manning is spectacular as Truscott's mom. Congrats to our old town friends.  Plays at Centaur Theatre until February 24th." – Paul Flicker

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