Christmas Eve and nothing is ready. Bettina and her husband Albert aren’t happy: Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays. Which is awkward. Not least because Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him to spend the evening with them... Everything is in place for a comedy of errors, as we know them.
Through this seemingly predictable situation, Roland Schimmelpfennig subtly exposes the workings of new modern-day fascism. In Winter Solstice, it sneaks into a well-meaning society, among “good” and cultured people who do not seem equipped to recognize its resurgence.
Director Joël Beddows invites us to this unusual and strangely titillating comedy. He brings to the stage a society obsessed with comfort, success, and stability.
Marcelo Arroyo, Catherine De Léan, Gregory Hlady, Benoit Mauffette and Louise Naubert
Written by: Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by: Camille Luscher and Claire Stavaux
Direction: Joël Beddows
Dramaturgy: Joël Beddows and William Durbau
Direction Assistance: Alexandra Ghezzi
Set and Props Design: Cédric Delorme-Bouchard
Costume Design: Beatriz Arevalo
Lighting Design: Chantal Labonté
Sound Design: Nick Di Gaetano
Projection Design: Guillaume Saindon
Stage Management: Ariane Brière
Technical Direction (On Tour) and Stage Management: Valérie Bourque
Technician (On Tour): Samuel Côté
Surtitles: Nina Okens (Translation) and Jeff Soucy (Operations)