LES BELLES - SOEURS  
Written by Michel Tremblay    
  Directed by Michael Schlotterbeck      
         
  About the Show:   Dates & Times:  
  Meet Germaine Lauzon she has just won a million trading stamps in the local lottery. To get them pasted into books, she invites her four sisters and a variety of close friends to assist her. While Germaine dreams of things she's always wanted and can now buy for herself, her sisters and friends scheme to thwart her, as they turn jealous with no understanding as to why Germaine should win anything. When tensions rise amongst the ladies a wild and raucous stamp-throwing melee ensues. Germaine’s sisters make off with as many stamps as possible and Germaine is left with shattered dreams and only a fraction of the million stamps she had when she started.   Friday, Sept. 16th at 8:00pm - SOLD OUT  
  Saturday, Sept. 17th at 8:00pm
  Friday, Sept. 23rd at 8:00pm
  Saturday, Sept. 24th at 3:00pm
  Saturday Sept. 24th at 8:00pm
   
  Ticket Price:
  $15.00 all seats
  All seats reserved.
  Advance purchase recommended.
  This play contains mild adult language      
     
The Cast: (15 Woman)   Purchase tickets on-line:
(In alphabetical order)  
Peggy Allen as Gabrielle Jodoin
Sara Carbaugh as Des Neiges Verrette
Trisha Cooper as Yvette Longpre
Betty Coulter as Rheauna Bibeau
Dorothy Jolly as Lise Paquette
Rebekah Kay as Linda Lauzon
Claire LaNicca as Pierrette Guerin
Elizabeth Long as Olivine Dubuc
Angie Markham as Ginette Menard
Diane Minnich as Marie-Ange Brouillette
Karen Oehler as Rose Ouimet
Julie Poux as Therese Dubuc
Gail Rudolph as Angeline Sauve
Lori True as Lisette De Courval
Cate White as Germaine Lauzon    
     
More Information:    
  Les Belles-soeurs premiered at Théâtre du Rideau Vertton August 8, 1968. It was directed by André Brassard and starred Denise Proulx, Odette Gagnon, Denise Filiatrault, Rita Lafontaine, Luce Guilbeault, Germaine Giroux and Nicole Leblanc among others, with set design by Réal Ouellette and costumes by François Barbeau. The English version, translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco, had its first run at the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto on April 3, 1973 and starred Candy Kane, Elva Mai Hoover, Monique Mercure, among others. The production was also directed and designed by André Brassard.

The Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia describes the importance of the play in the following way:
The impact of this work is still being argued in Quebec today, but suffice it to say that it changed much of what was believed to be Quebec culture; language, the form of theatre, which plays should be done at which theatres, the displacing of the Old Guard... It set off a storm of controversy, firstly because of the language (a particularly raucous — some say vulgar —joual), and then because it dared to portray working class women doing working class things..
     
Les Belles-sœurs, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Les_Belles-s%C5%93urs&oldid=697830936 (last visited Apr. 1, 2016).   LES BELLES - SOEURS is produced though special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.