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Odyssey Theatre's The Financier (Turcaret) - Theatre Under the Stars

Odyssey Theatre

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July 24 - August 24, 2014

Join us for an evening of comedy brought to life by the unique performace style of the Odyssey Theatre in the perfect outdoor setting.

Theatre Under the Stars in Strathcona Park: Tuesday through to Sunday at 8pm  


Opening weekend specials 

Signatures Restaurant (Le Cordon Bleu) picnic and show offer 

Look out for our pay-what-you-can matiness at 3pm Saturday and Sunday (donations at the door)


The Financier (Turcaret) by Alain-René Lesage. Original translation by Joanne Miller and Laurie Steven

Have we got a treat for you!

Our Artistic Director, Laurie Steven, returns to the directing chair to put on an Odyssey twist on Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece with an original translation by herself and Joanne Miller. 

This comedic fiasco is about Turcaret, a loan shark and a tax collector, whose sly dealings have come full circle on him. A menagerie of cash-hungry swindlers prey on each other, exposing slaves to passion, excess, and artifice. Only the most single-minded, the most cunning and the most charming will survive.

Don’t miss our vibrant combination of physicality, music, dance and luxurious masks that bring this spicy play to life.

Shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm.


Looking for something to do with the children?
Take a look at our youth matinees from Odyssey Theatre and Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre on
August 6 and 13.

Have questions about Odyssey Theatre's The Financier (Turcaret) - Theatre Under the Stars? Contact Odyssey Theatre


Strathcona Park

Ottawa, ON K1N 8J7

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Odyssey Theatre

Theatre like no other.

Odyssey is a professional mask and movement theatre company and not-for-profit, charitable organization in Ottawa. For over 30 years we have been delighting our audiences with imaginative, award-winning productions that tell universal stories in new, exciting, and thought-provoking ways.

We create innovative, entertaining and meaningful theatre through fairground arts including mask, clown, puppetry and physical theatre. Commedia dell’Arte, an Italian Renaissance theatre of masks, physical virtuosity, verbal play, comic inventiveness and satire that explores timeless struggles - class conflicts, power-plays, explosive generational dynamics and love’s dilemmas, has strongly influenced the company’s work.

In the summer of 1986 we launched our signature Theatre under the Stars. Since then, we have grown to include a Youth Matinee Series for children aged 5 to 12; a unique new play development program; annual training workshops for professional artists in mask, clown, puppetry, movement or culturally diverse theatre forms; youth apprenticeships that provide training, experience, and mentorship; and community workshops that build skills for students, teachers and community groups.

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