Intimidation = Dommage pour la Vie

Groupe Savoie, as part of its commitment to help fight bullying among youth, invites you to Place des Arts’ Maisonneuve Theatre,

where the musical comedy “Intimidation = Dommage pour la Vie” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on September 30, 2013.

Groupe Savoie is thrilled to be a key partner in the fight against the bullying that many young people from all regions of Québec must contend with in our schools.

Despite being primarily active with seniors, Groupe Savoie is nonetheless attuned to today’s most pressing social issues, including youth bullying in the school environment. Various exchanges with project stakeholders were what prompted Groupe Savoie to become involved.

Over the last year, Productions 100 Visages and the Carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Centre-du-Québec youth employment agencies unveiled a new regional project to counter bullying. This project, called “Intimidation = Dommage pour la Vie”, and its musical comedy (which toured the Centre-du-Québec region in the spring of 2013) were wildly successful.

Given the positive impact in this one region, and thanks to the support of numerous partners, the show “Intimidation = Dommage pour la Vie” will be presented (one evening only) at Place des Arts’ Maisonneuve theatre on September 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. “[Translation] It’s quite the honour to have an opportunity to perform in this spectacular concert hall. It is quite simply an unbelievable cultural experience for our young artists. This very special performance will also have a few new elements, specially designed for those who have already seen our show in the Centre-du-Québec region. We would like to invite organizations, companies and members of the general public to support us by attending our performance and in so doing, help generate greater exposure for our project,” noted Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Drummond’s General Director Annie Daunais.

The musical comedy “Intimidation = Dommage pour la Vie”, a show written by Jonathan Hugues-Potvin from Productions 100 Visages, offers a glimpse of life in a high school where teenagers are bullied by other students. The performance features a comedic character, designated by the master of the universe to step in and seek to resolve matters. This comic, who is unveiled as Mr. Karma, tries to help the victims by various means. But can he truly help?

This fantastic musical comedy catapults audience members into a far-fetched world made real by its central theme. The script’s writer offers up an entertaining and thought-provoking show made possible by the participation of 50 artists from all disciplines. The performance relies on various professionals while also showcasing the talent of young artists from the Centre-du-Québec region. “[Translation] This is an incredible and unbelievable opportunity for the 50 or so young people involved in this wonderful adventure, some of whom were teary-eyed at this big announcement," explains Jonathan-Hugues Potvin from Productions 100 Visages.

In March of 2013, Jonathan-Hugues Potvin partnered with Jean-Pierre Charbonneau (a social worker at CHSLD St-Lambert-sur-le-Golf) as a production director, technical director and scenography employee. With thirty years of experience in the performing arts industry and a keen awareness of the issue of bullying, it was a simple matter to take on this challenge.

You can support the fight against bullying by purchasing tickets to see (for the first or second time!) the show “Intimidation = Dommage pour la Vie” presented at Montréal’s Place des Arts on September 30. Tickets can be obtained in a number of ways:

  1. At the Place des Arts ticket office, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. (Schedule varies on Sundays and statutory holidays.)
  2. By calling the toll-free line (1 866 842-2112) between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
  3. Online, at: http://www.placedesarts.com/spectacles/12490/intimidation-dommage-pour-la-vie.fr.html

Tickets cost from $28.00 to $36.50 plus applicable taxes.

It is worth remembering that Carrefours jeunesse-emploi du Centre-du-Québec and Productions 100 Visages are, through this initiative, seeking to increase the awareness of youth and the general public with regard to bullying among our younger generation!

All of the profits garnered by the performance will be remitted to the Fondation Jasmin Roy, an organization dedicated to intervening with victims of bullying.

Bullying, Musical, Play, Les Résidences Soleil, Groupe Savoie

Intimidation, Implication jeunes, Piece de théâtre, Comédie musicale, Les Résidences Soleil, Groupe Savoie

From left to right:

Patrick LeBlanc, singer and actor (and former academician) 

Maryse Poirier, musical writer, voice director and actress

Frédérick Neault, choreographer and costume designer

Sources:

Jonathan-Hugues Potvin: 819 741-0208

Jean-Pierre Charbonneau: 514 229-7603