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What’s On – November 15 – 22

What’s On

Late Company – d² productions


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***FINAL SHOWS THIS WEEKEND***

Is it possible to save a vulnerable child if their hurt is a secret? Late Company is a poignantly relevant contemporary story of forgiveness, culpability and reprisal. Set over the course of one evening, a family stricken by the loss of their son, who was bullied, at least in part, for his sexuality, attempts to build a bridge instead of placing blame, with mixed results. It’s cluttered, unsettling, funny, and before our eyes we witness grief move to healing.

Read our interview with Dale Hayes here to find out more!

Late Company  runs from November 8-12 and November 16-19 at the MainLine Theatre. For a detailed schedule and ticketing information please click here.

 

 

 

 

Romeo & Juliet – Dawson College


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The Dawson College Professional Theatre Program presents the most famous love story in the world, Romeo & Juliet. This classic tale of two young lovers caught between their feuding families is one of the Bard’s most beloved.

The show runs from November 13-25. For more information click here.

 

The Queen of Chesed – Labyrinth Stage Productions


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An original 80-minute dramatic comedy with no intermission. Written by Claudia Litvak Polachek and Pearl Rothenberg; directed by Ellen David.

Opening performance is at the Outremont Theatre on November 15, 2017. The play is loosely based on the life of Faigie Jacobson-a Chasidic woman, wife of a rabbi and mother of 9 children. “Chesed” is a Hebrew word meaning “acts of loving kindness”. Faigie, a dynamic, religious woman, opened her home to the needy in her Crown Heights home. Homeless, hungry and lonely people come for a meal and often stay indefinitely. The play has fictitious and true to life occurrences. It makes for some interesting dramatic and comedic interactions not only between the Jacobson family and their “guests” but also between the “guests” themselves.

The Queen of Chesed plays on November 15 & 16. For more information click here.

 Invasive Species – Blue Ox Productions


Blue Ox Productions Present’s the remount of the Montreal Fringe smash hit, Invasive Species, written and performed by Gabriel Schultz. Winner of the Freestanding Room Award at the 2017 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, the ecological thriller that the Montreal Gazette called “an icky slick of Southern Gothic” returns more sticky and slimier than ever before.

Check out our interview with writer and performer Gabriel Schultz!

Invasive Species runs from November 16th-25th at the Freestanding Room. For more information and a detailed schedule please click here.

 

 

The 39 Steps – Centaur Theatre


Richard Hannay, a suspected murderer, is caught in a web of international intrigue and suspense in this rollicking, edge-or-your-seat thriller made famous by the classic Hitchcock film. Handcuffed to a beautiful woman convinced of his guilt, the accidental action hero must stay one step ahead of Scotland Yard to prove his innocence and stop a lethal ring of spies.

The 39 Steps runs from November 14 to December 10, 2017 at the Centaur Theatre. Please click here for more information and to get your tickets.

City Boy – Plaid Thursday Productions


 

After the death of their mother, siblings Max and Kate have not seen each other. Now, Kate is about to get married and so Max decides to take a trip back down to hell, AKA his father’s farm. To Max’s surprise, Kate’s fiancé, Michael has taken over the place and is tending to the cows with his brother Joshua. As a result, tensions will rise as the city boy faces his estranged family in ways that may divide them before the wedding. Fake smiles can’t last long as the characters uncover each other’s secrets.

City Boy runs from November 16-26 at MainLine Theatre. For more information and for tickets please click here.

Candyass Cabaret – Candyass Club


Candyass Cabaret Presents: Stumped In The City

Join the Candyass Club as we stumble over granite stumps, collapsed caleche horses, past neglected/ burned down historic buildings to enjoy performers at the iconic Cafe Cleopatra .
A scintillating lineup of boondoggle projects for an off #mtl375 cabaret

This event is one night only! Friday Nov 17 – showtime is 10 PM. For more information  click here!

Bad Jews – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts


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Following last year’s sold out run, Bad Jews is back at the Segal Centre starting November 8!

From the synopsis on the Segal’s website:

“When three cousins gather in a cramped Manhattan apartment to mourn the death of their beloved grandfather and fight over a precious family heirloom, they learn there is much more at stake than who gets what. Bursting with crisp, fast-paced dialogue, Bad Jews is an exciting exploration of faith, family and legacy that is as thought-provoking and poignant as it is viciously funny.”

Bad Jews runs from November 8 – 26 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. For more information and for tickets please click here.

 

 

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts


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***EXTENDED RUN – FINAL DAYS***

Roch Carrier’s classic children’s story is coming to the stage at the Segal Centre just as the weather here in Montreal is becoming decidedly wintry. Let’s celebrate everything good about winter with some family friendly Canadian nostalgia. AND it’s a musical!

The Hockey Sweater plays from October 19 to November 12 19 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. For more information and for tickets, please click here.

 

 

Bites of Life, Episode 2 – Gleams Theatre


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Gleams Theater continues their season with Bites of Life, Episode 2. The show is comprised of three short plays, performed in a cosy chocolate shop – coffee and a chocolate are included with admission!

Episode 2 runs every Thursday  from October 19 to November 30 at Leonidas Culture Chocolate Cafe. For more information and for tickets, click here.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


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At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.

 

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Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

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Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.

 

 


What’s On is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org

What’s On – November 8 – 15

What’s On

Bad Jews – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts


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Following last year’s sold out run, Bad Jews is back at the Segal Centre starting November 8!

From the synopsis on the Segal’s website:

“When three cousins gather in a cramped Manhattan apartment to mourn the death of their beloved grandfather and fight over a precious family heirloom, they learn there is much more at stake than who gets what. Bursting with crisp, fast-paced dialogue, Bad Jews is an exciting exploration of faith, family and legacy that is as thought-provoking and poignant as it is viciously funny.”

Bad Jews runs from November 8 – 26 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. For more information and for tickets please click here.

Late Company – d² productions


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Is it possible to save a vulnerable child if their hurt is a secret? Late Company is a poignantly relevant contemporary story of forgiveness, culpability and reprisal. Set over the course of one evening, a family stricken by the loss of their son, who was bullied, at least in part, for his sexuality, attempts to build a bridge instead of placing blame, with mixed results. It’s cluttered, unsettling, funny, and before our eyes we witness grief move to healing.

Late Company  runs from November 8-12 and November 16-19 at the MainLine Theatre. For a detailed schedule and ticketing information please click here.

 

 The Queen of Chesed – Labyrinth Stage Productions


Pearl-Queen-of-Chesed-Vert.jpgAn original 80-minute dramatic comedy with no intermission. Written by Claudia Litvak Polachek and Pearl Rothenberg; directed by Ellen David.

Opening performance is at the Outremont Theatre on November 15, 2017. The play is loosely based on the life of Faigie Jacobson-a Chasidic woman, wife of a rabbi and mother of 9 children. “Chesed” is a Hebrew word meaning “acts of loving kindness”. Faigie, a dynamic, religious woman, opened her home to the needy in her Crown Heights home. Homeless, hungry and lonely people come for a meal and often stay indefinitely. The play has fictitious and true to life occurrences. It makes for some interesting dramatic and comedic interactions not only between the Jacobson family and their “guests” but also between the “guests” themselves.

The Queen of Chesed plays on November 15 & 16. For more information click here.

Romeo & Juliet – Dawson College


22289658_1699517836738889_8761405641564765811_o.jpgThe Dawson College Professional Theatre Program presents the most famous love story in the world, Romeo & Juliet. This classic tale of two young lovers caught between their feuding families is one of the Bard’s most beloved.

The show runs from November 13-25. For more information click here.

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts


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***EXTENDED RUN***

Roch Carrier’s classic children’s story is coming to the stage at the Segal Centre just as the weather here in Montreal is becoming decidedly wintry. Let’s celebrate everything good about winter with some family friendly Canadian nostalgia. AND it’s a musical!

The Hockey Sweater plays from October 19 to November 12 19 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. For more information and for tickets, please click here.

 

Bites of Life, Episode 2 – Gleams Theatre


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Gleams Theater continues their season with Bites of Life, Episode 2. The show is comprised of three short plays, performed in a cosy chocolate shop – coffee and a chocolate are included with admission!

Episode 2 runs every Thursday  from October 19 to November 30 at Leonidas Culture Chocolate Cafe. For more information and for tickets, click here.

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

sni-logo-white-on-black-270x168.jpg

Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.
lundis_logo_web

Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

 

ArtMachine-logo-600x789

Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.


What’s On is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org

 

What’s On – October 4 – 11

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One-Act Play Festival – Concordia University


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Five programs of short plays. A wide spectrum of theatrical styles, from dystopic fantasy to absurdism to mask comedy to post-dramatic performance. Themes ranging from romantic love to politics to virginity to monsters.  Dozens of student and professional theatre artists. Countless vivid moments.

The Shows

Mistero Buffo, written by Dario Fo, directed by Cristina Iovita

V-Cards, written by Jesse Stong and Step Taylor, directed by Dean Patrick Fleming
Underbelly, by the Erlangen exchange
Constellations, written by Nick Payne, directed by Harry Standjofski
Plays by Don Nigro, written by Don Nigro, directed by Liz Valdez

November 9, 2016 – November 13, 2016, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets, please send an email to: tickets.finearts@concordia.ca. For more information please click here.

Bites of Life, Episode 1 – Gleams Theatre


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Gleams Theater opens their season of series with Bites of Life, Episode 1. The show is comprised of three short plays, performed in a cosy salon in NDG.

We interviewed Ira S of Gleams Theatre and she took us through the ten years she’s been working with short plays, and plays in non-traditional theatre spaces. 

***THIS WEEKEND ONLY 50% off ticket price for QDF Members!***

Episode 1 runs every Friday from September 15 to November 13 at Salon 3. For more information and for tickets, click here.

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story – Centaur Theatre presents a Persephone Theatre Production


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First up at Centaur Theatre this season is The Theo Fleury Story, and as one of our QDF staff is a born and raised, do or die Calgary Flames fan, this is one to keep your eye on as a lengendary and heart-breaking story. Is it a hockey story or a human story?

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story runs from October 3 – 29 at the Centaur Theatre. For more information and for tickets, please click here.

FRINGE Encore – MainLine Theatre


See three gems of the St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival! Kicking things off on October 4 are Burcu Emeç and the crew from Goddamn Bear with their shows, tldr;smh and Precinct: An Improvised Cop Comedy respectively.

tldr;smh won this year’s MainLine Creativity Award and garnered a lot of #fringebuzz for Emeç’s vivid and inventive style as she explores feminist fighter identity in Kurdistan. Click here for tickets.

Precinct is a hilarious long-form improv romp through the mean streets of Montreal’s Mile-End featuring a couple of tough talking beat cops solving crimes. Click here for tickets.

For one night only on October 7 Captain Aurora is back! If you missed out on both FRINGE runs, this is your chance! Click here for tickets.

Spring Awakening – Dawson College


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The Dawson College students are presenting this classic controversial coming of age play that’s got everything to make all the parents of freshmen totally freak out! So go have a look at all the teenage stuff you wish you were doing at that age (am I just a square projecting onto this show? OK I might be projecting).

Spring Awakening runs from Wednesday October 4th to Saturday October 7th at 8pm. For more information and for tickets click here.

 

 

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

sni-logo-white-on-black-270x168.jpg

Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.
lundis_logo_web

Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

 

ArtMachine-logo-600x789

Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.

 


What’s On is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org

What’s On – September 27 – October 4

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QDF Annual General Meeting and Fall 2017 Calendar Launch


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The History of Sexuality by Dane Stewart


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Presented by Talking Dog Productions.

Five students take a graduate seminar studying the work of revolutionary French philosopher Michel Foucault. As they argue over issues of sexuality, gender, oppression and free will, these theories begin to rupture and spill out into their own lives. The characters expose the complexities of sexuality as it collides with kink, BDSM, disability, gender, and sex work.

Sept 21-23, 27-30 @ 8pm
Sept 23 & 30 @ 2pm

Bites of Life, Episode 1 – Gleams Theatre


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Gleams Theater opens their season of series with Bites of Life, Episode 1. The show is comprised of three short plays, performed in a cosy salon in NDG.

We interviewed Ira S of Gleams Theatre and she took us through the ten years she’s been working with short plays, and plays in non-traditional theatre spaces. 

Episode 1 runs every Friday from September 15 to November 13 at Salon 3. For more information and for tickets, click here.

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story – Centaur Theatre presents a Persephone Theatre Production


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First up at Centaur Theatre this season is The Theo Fleury Story, and as one of our QDF staff is a born and raised, do or die Calgary Flames fan, this is one to keep your eye on as a lengendary and heart-breaking story. Is it a hockey story or a human story?

Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story runs from October 3 – 29 at the Centaur Theatre. For more information and for tickets, please click here.

FRINGE Encore – MainLine Theatre


See three gems of the St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival! Kicking things off on October 4 are Burcu Emeç and the crew from Goddamn Bear with their shows, tldr;smh and Precinct: An Improvised Cop Comedy respectively.

tldr;smh won this year’s MainLine Creativity Award and garnered a lot of #fringebuzz for Emeç’s vivid and inventive style as she explores feminist fighter identity in Kurdistan. Click here for tickets.

Precinct is a hilarious long-form improv romp through the mean streets of Montreal’s Mile-End featuring a couple of tough talking beat cops solving crimes. Click here for tickets.

For one night only on October 7 Captain Aurora is back! If you missed out on both FRINGE runs, this is your chance! Click here for tickets.

Spring Awakening – Dawson College


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The Dawson College students are presenting this classic controversial coming of age play that’s got everything to make all the parents of freshmen totally freak out! So go have a look at all the teenage stuff you wish you were doing at that age (am I just a square projecting onto this show? OK I might be projecting).

Spring Awakening runs from Wednesday October 4th to Saturday October 7th at 8pm. For more information and for tickets click here.

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

sni-logo-white-on-black-270x168.jpg

Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.
lundis_logo_web

Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

ArtMachine-logo-600x789

Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.


What’s On is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org

What’s On – September 20-27

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The Secret Rapture by David Hare


Presented by the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College.

The children of light and darkness battle in this brilliant play by the author of Racing Demon. Gentle Isobel happily runs a small graphics design business with her lover until her sister Marion and her father’s young widow Katherine demand to be taken into the company. Katherine is a destructive drunk and Marion is a Tory M.P. with the heart of a computer. Isobel accepts capital to expand and her business becomes high tech and impersonal.

Wednesday September 20th to Saturday September 23rd at 8pm  @ Dawson’s Theatre

For a full schedule and for tickets please click here.

The History of Sexuality by Dane Stewart


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Presented by Talking Dog Productions.

Five students take a graduate seminar studying the work of revolutionary French philosopher Michel Foucault. As they argue over issues of sexuality, gender, oppression and free will, these theories begin to rupture and spill out into their own lives. The characters expose the complexities of sexuality as it collides with kink, BDSM, disability, gender, and sex work.

Sept 21-23, 27-30 @ 8pm
Sept 23 & 30 @ 2pm

MainLine Theatre

For more information and for tickets click here.

Phenomenal 5ive


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Presented by Madpoetix Productions.

A Project focusing on bringing into the light talented, engaging Black women representing Montreal with the incorporation of a spectrum of performance disciplines including: spoken word, storytelling, dance and music.

Here’s a Quick Selfie with Kym Dominique-Ferguson!

September 20 – 23 8 pm, September 24, 6 pm @ the MAI.

For more information click here.

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph


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Presented by Playground Productions.

Check out our interview with director Gabriel Maharjan!

Gruesome Playground Injuries is a life-spanning and time-hopping play about two people brought together by illness and injury.
Pay What You Can Preview: September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 (No tickets sold in advance)
September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M.
September 24, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.
September 25 & 26 2017 @ 8:00 P.M.

Harold Greenspon Auditorium, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

For more information click here.

Arts Alive! Quebec


Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and natureMontreal’s West Island hosts a packed event for the whole family. The free two-day event features local West Island artists presenting live music, theatre, displays of visual art for sale, the ever-popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic, and a wide variety of craft and visual art workshops for both children and adults.

September 23 & 24 @ St John Fisher Elementary. For a more detailed schedule please click here.

Sunday Night Improv | Les Lundis D’impro | Art Machine – Theatre Sainte-Catherine


At Theatre Sainte-Catherine, the weekend runs Sunday – Tuesday! They’ve got three regular shows to entertain and delight!

sni-logo-white-on-black-270x168.jpg

Sunday Night Improv is both workshop and performance! Stop in from 5-7 for a free workshop with improvisers of all skill levels and hone your craft, then stick around for the show at 8 PM (tickets $7).

Presented by Le Nouvau International

For more information, click here.
lundis_logo_web

Les Lundis D’impro is the same deal as Sunday, but this time for the Francophones!

Presented by Le Nouvau International.

For more information, click here.

ArtMachine-logo-600x789

Here’s TSC’s cabaret style Art Machine, where you can see great Francophone standup, sketch, live music, clown – it’s a variety show so the best thing to do is head down and check it out. Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, tickets are only $5!

For more information, click here.


What’s On & Off is a weekly events-at-a-glance post with an overview of QDF Member shows. If you have an event that you’d like to see listed here please contact marketing@quebecdrama.org

Spotlight On: Winston Sutton, Artist and Educator

By: Deborah Forde

It was a warm winter afternoon as I made my way through the maze of hallways at Dawson College in search of A wing and the Theatre Department. Thankfully, the students seem used to playing tour guide for the lost, and I find my way there with little trouble.  I am waiting by the office door, when Mr. Sutton arrives, and greets me with warmth and invitation. He welcomes me into his office, an intimate space, shared with three other instructors. Knowing that time is limited, I immediately riddle him with many questions, which he answers openly and with great humor.

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