jimmy

jimmy

“Vital, world-class theatre not to be missed”
– Ian Kilroy, The Irish Times

“Brassard is breathtaking”
– Jo Lendingham, The Vancouver Courier

Have you ever had a dream where you were on the verge of having an orgasm?
Jimmy, the homosexual hairdresser was born in the dream of an American general
in the fifties. As he is about to kiss his lover in the dream, the general dies,
leaving the two in a no man’s land, in a state of pure pleasure. After staying
suspended in time for fifty years, Jimmy starts to live again, but to his
despair, trapped in the dreams of a Montreal actress. A solo performance about
love, desire and the pleasure of the creative process.

Jimmy, Brassard’s first solo play, premiered in June 2001 at the Festival TransAmériques. It has since toured several cities in France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Mexico, The Netherlands and Portugal. The play has been translated and published in German and Italian and produced many times in Germany and Switzerland.

Marie Brassard is an actress, playwright and theatre director. For several
years, she collaborated closely with renowned writer and director Robert
Lepage, in theatre and in film. She co wrote and performed in The Dragons’
Trilogy, Polygraph, The seven Streams of the River Ota and Geometry of
Miracles. She also played Lady Macbeth in Lepage’s contemporary version of
Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Ariel in The Tempest.

In 2001, she branched out to create her own solo works, winning acclaim
both nationally and internationally. She created her first solo
production, Jimmy, within the framework of the Festival de theatre des
Ameriques, in Montreal. In the meantime, she has produced four other works
– The Darkness, Peepshow, The Glass Eye and The Invisible – in which she
has continued to experiment with technology and explore the many ways with
which sound can be manipulated in theater. By interlacing voices and music
and traversing the planes of reality, she leads us to a world where the
boundaries between public and private dissolve and the relationship
between human beings and technology becomes intimate. Her unique work has
made of her a singular voice in contemporary theatre, receiving widespread
acclaim in many cities across America, Europe and Australia. She is the
artistic director of the production company Infrarouge. This is the first
time her work is being presented in New York.

Produced by Infrarouge
Written, directed and performed by Marie Brassard
Co-produced by the Festival TransAmériques
Running time: 70 minutes

Wed May 27th – Sun, June 14th, 2009
Wed – Sat at 8pm
Sun at 6:30pm
Plus added late shows: Fri and Sat
June 12-13 at 10PM
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