La Tulipe4530, avenue Papineau (angle du Mont-Royal Est)514-529-5000Thursday March 17, 20118:00 pm
- Hosted by Stéphane Crête.
With Robin Aubert, Louise Beaudoin, Mathieu Beauséjour, Michelle Blanc, Christiane Bonneau, Léa Clermont-Dion, Patrice Coquereau, Michel Faubert, Rémy Girard, Monique Giroux, Émilie Laliberté, Jacques L’Heureux, Ariane Moffatt, Monique Simard.
One of the FVA’s fail-safe shows is our infamous French-only soapbox contest, Combat contre la langue de bois (often imitated, never equalled!) To celebrate this 7th round event, we present a mega-combat with fifteen speakers in a room that will actually hold the audience for once. All of it handled with an iron glove by Stéphane Crête, who never tiptoes when he can charge. The Combat is a platform for free expression in a world where public space is increasingly given over to those with nothing to say. The combatants are artists and engaged citizens, each with 5 minutes to erase the inept. No discussion, no right of reply, the real deal. Take note: the indefatigable Fred Fortin will be back at his musical post, still at it seven years on.