Théâtre de l'île - pictures
On Friday, August 23rd, our excursion bus took us to the Théâtre de l'île to see "Les Grandes Chaleurs", a comedy about the relationship between an older woman and her twenty-something lover with complications added by her twin-children and a randy neighbour. We all enjoyed and laughed throughout the play. Afterwards, we met with the performers.
The Théâtre de l'île is located on a small island at the southern end of the Ruisseau de la Brasserie, a small river running just to the west of Montcalm Street in the former city of Hull.
The gardens around the Théâtre de l'île are beautiful.
Many residents took advantage to walk around the landscaped grounds of the Théâtre de l'île.
Built in 1886, the former château, now home to the Théâtre de l'île, has had many different owners over the years. Fire ravaged the theater in 1974, and in 1976 Hull's municipal council and the National Capital Commission joined forces to create the first municipal theater in Quebec. The Théâtre de l'île happily combines the community and professional aspects of theatre performances. The intimate room has only 119 seats.
Formerly a restaurant, the lounge outside the theatre provides a comfortable and scenic place to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer before entering the theatre.
We settled into our seats waiting for the performance to begin. Unfortunately because of copyright and some nudity, we were no able to take any pictures during the play.
The driveway entrance features a faux carrousel to greet visitors.
After it was all over, our bus was waiting to take us back home.