Isabelle is Jewish... Patrick isn’t. They are getting married. During the ceremony, Patrick’s best friend, Philip, makes a gesture that is perceived to be anti-Semitic. Several guests are angry, as well as Isabelle, the bride. Chaos ensues... and things fall apart. The wedding is not the one they dreamt of. The marriage is even worse! Mazel Tov is a dark comedy that crosses the line as it divides and conquers our understanding of loyalty, friendship and family. Surprising us at every turn, it questions the politically correct times we are living in, and asks us to examine how far is too far.
Marc-André Thibault (Playwright)
Since his acting formation at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec, Marc-André has been very active in theater, as an actor, author, translator, director and producer with the company he created, Théâtre Bistouri. He likes telling stories that mix humor and drama, and hestands out with his frank plays and his sharp dialogues. He also wrote Tout craché, and translated from English to French A skull in Connemara, Conversations with my Penis, Madra, BeingNorwegian and Straight.
Ellen David (Director)
An accomplished and versatile stage and screen actor, Ellen has received accolades including a META, Winnipeg Theatre Award, and Broadway World Regional Award for My Name is Asher Lev (Segal Center/RMTC); “Outstanding Female Performance” ACTRA award for Surviving My Mother; and the 2015 ACTRA Award of Excellence. Stage highlights: God of Carnage, Marjorie Prime, Travesties and The Shoplifters. Directing credits include Clybourne Park, The Book of Bob, Love, Loss and What I Wore, which she also co-produced and performed in (all at Centaur Theatre); Moonlight and Magnolias, and Intimate Exchanges (Theatre Lac Brome); The Savannah Sipping Society (Hudson Village Theatre); and the Quebec English-language premiere of The Leisure Society for Infinithéâtre. Ellen is the Executive Artistic Director of Theatre Lac-Brome in Knowlton, Québec.
Infinithéâtre's English-language premiere production of Mazel Tov is generously supported by The Canada Council for the Arts.