A Canadian Stage Production
By Olivier Choinière
Translated and Adapted by Bobby Theodore
Directed by Brendan Healy
Always subversive, Siminovitch Prize-winning playwright, Olivier Choinière, invites you to a family dinner unlike any you’ve attended before – a familiar setting with a surreal twist.
Directed in its Canadian English-language premiere by Artistic Director Brendan Healy, Public Enemy is full of wit, rapid-fire dialogue, and fantastical elements.
Very slick and very funny – The Globe and Mail
A crème de la crème cast – The Globe and Mail
Throughout Public Enemy, multiple characters converse simultaneously. The audience is engaged in a very intimate way as they listen to overlapping, competing conversations, and make the choice of what to listen to. This unique experience is one of the reasons we wanted to program the show; it's what makes every viewing of Public Enemy unique.
As a result of the unique challenge of capturing the layered dialogue in this production, hearing assist devices will not be available for performances of Public Enemy.
Please contact the box office if you require accessibility accommodations to discuss your options.
If you would benefit from knowing more about specific emotive content and themes in this production, please read our Content Advisory.
If you enjoyed the play, take it home with you!
Public Enemy is now available for purchase through Playwrights Canada Press. Canadian Stage will be hosting a post-show talkback with translator and adaptor Bobby Theodore on Friday, October 7 following that evening's performance. Copies of the play will be available for purchase at the bar.