JIMMY the hairdresser was born in the dream of an American general in the fifties. As he is about to kiss his lover in the dream, the general dies, leaving the two in a no man's land, in a state of pure pleasure. After staying suspended in time for fifty years, JIMMY starts to live again, but to his despair, trapped in the dreams of a Montréal actress. A solo performance about love, desire and the pleasure of the creative process.
Brassard's first solo play, entitled JIMMY, créature de rêve, premiered in June 2001 at the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques in Montréal. It has since toured to Munich, Brussels, Douai, Maubeuge, and Paris. The English version, entitled JIMMY has been presented in Stockholm, Goteborg, Dublin, Glasgow, Madrid, Berlin, Calgary, and Edmonton. It has been translated into German, and produced in three German cities.
Marie Brassard has won the Critics Prize for Best Foreign Actress, Barcelona, 1990; and the Chalmers Award for best playwright for Le Polygraphe, 1991. She has been nominated for a Genie Award in 1997 for best actress and best screen play for the film version of Le Polygraphe.
Produced by Infrarouge
Written, directed and performed by Marie Brassard
Co-produced by the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques
"Vital, world-class theatre not to be missed"
- Ian Kilroy, The Irish Times
"Brassard is breathtaking"
- Jo Lendingham, The Vancouver Courier
Wed-Sat at 8:00 pm & Sun at 6:30 pm
Fri, June 12 & Sat, June 13 at 10:00 pm