Théâtre Cercle Molière offers Galathome

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Théâtre Cercle Molière is the oldest running theatre company in Canada. To ensure its continued success, the company’s 45th annual Lobster Gala du Homard fundraiser will be held virtually on Sat., Sept. 25, as a program called Galathome.

“It’s the second year we have run an online event,” said Katina Gagné, this year’s event co-ordinator. “We are very excited to add a virtual auction this year as well from Sept. to 26 for those who would like to support that way.   

“Profits from this fundraiser will go directly to our 2021-22 programming, which includes regular season plays, a special off-season play and all youth programming,” Gagné added.
Founded in 1925, Théâtre Cercle Molière has been a driving force in the cultural life of French-speaking Manitoba. Established in St. Boniface as Le Cercle Molière, now TCM, began by performing plays from the French classic repertoire.

Supplied photo by Leif Norman TCM’s Lobster Gala du Homard, pictured above, when we could still gather, is being offered virtually this year.

 In the 1950s, plays from Quebec and across Canada were added. For the last 40 years, the focus of TCM has been on new Manitoba works. Over the last few decades, approximately 70 plays by Franco-Manitoban playwrights have been performed on the TCM stage, and the company continues to seek out new voices from the French community.  

Winnipeg Métis performer and director Geneviève Pelletier has been artistic director of TCM since 2012. Her interest in the intermingling and interweaving of cultures expands the possibilities for the sharing of powerful thought-provoking stories.  

“We also offer English subtitles for select performances. Without this event and the support from the community the impact and success of the theatre would not be possible,” Gagné said.

For those who are not fans of lobster, fundraiser supporters will also be able to purchase a ticket to the event, which will include dancing and prizes, without the purchase of a meal. The 50/50 draw offers a chance to win early-bird prizes.  

The bilingual event promises surprises, lots of laughter, special guest performances and a dancing evening to celebrate its 45th year.

Support tickets (Galathome only) are $25. Galathome with lobster meal tickets are $200 to $240 (which includes a $100 tax receipt).  

Meals will be available for pickup on the afternoon of Sep. 25 at TCM, 340 Provencher Blvd. from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be delivered to vehicles.  

For more information, visit https://www.cerclemoliere.com/evenement/gala-du-homard/

Janine LeGal

Janine LeGal
St. Boniface community correspondent

Janine LeGal is a community correspondent for St. Boniface who also writes the These Old Houses column for our Community Homes section.

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