Art of the Fall, The

By Véronique Côté & Jean-Philippe Joubert

Art of the Fall, The
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"What makes art valuable? How do we value art? How do we value ourselves? These are the themes that run through The Art of the Fall, a compelling and engaging play that dissects the financial crisis of 2008 through the lens of the contemporary art world. [. ..] The Art of the Fall left me disturbed, enlightened, and seriously questioning the value of art in a world where a shark in formaldehyde can be worth twelve million dollars. " (Alexandria Haber, Montréal Review of Books)

"Virtually every scene reveals the workings of the art world or unpacks an economic episode or principle. [. ..] The play has the rhythm and complexity of the finest stories, the inventiveness and zaniness of a saga. We can almost never predict how the story will unfold. " (Josianne Desloges, Le Soleil newspaper)

"This remarkable production proposes an emotional but rational incursion into the surreal world of big business. [. ..] Jean-Philippe Joubert, through his control of the pacing, his impeccable direction of the actors, his precision in the exchanges and the actors' transformations, delights the public. The audience leaves the play with its head full of ideas, emotions, and powerful images that won't let go. " (Alain-Martin Richard, Jeu theatre review magazine)

"[The Art of the Fall] brings together an impressive collective of creative minds around the themes of art and the economy: are these spheres really so very far removed from one another? Cerebral and dry though the premise might first appear, the result is nevertheless a performance of remarkable depth. " (Simon Lambert, Le Devoir newspaper)

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