Our soiree begins with a chat with our guest of honor Kim Thúy, a series of short performances from past Talisman productions, an auction and plenty of time for socializing with an open bar courtesy of our sponsor SAQ.
The Board of Talisman Theatre request the pleasure of your company at our 2019 fundraising event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Artistic Director Lyne Paquette and honouring Christine Lord, President of the Board.
GUEST OF HONOUR:
Our Guest of Honour is author and Knight of the Ordre national du Québec, Kim Thúy. Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of 10 and settled with her family in Quebec. From the moment of its release, her first book, Ru , published by Libre Expression in 2009, was a phenomenal success. A best-seller in Quebec and France and translated into more than 25 languages, Ru also garnered numerous literary awards, including the prestigious 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award (Canada). The English edition won the battle of the books organized by Canada Reads and was declared “the” book to read in Canada in 2015.
Thursday, February 21, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
Conseil des arts de Montréal, Édifice Gaston-Miron, 1210 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Québec. H2L 1L9. [map]
Paid parking is available at La Fontaine Park, opposite the Gaston-Miron building.
Tickets in advance $60 per person, $110 per pair; $70 at the door (cash only). Includes wine reception and hors d'oeuvres. Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.
Tickets will be limited, so be sure to book yours as soon as possible. All proceeds go towards supporting our next production, Clean Slate.
Remember to bring your chequebook to the auction.
Sponsorships are available: 514 846 0402.
For press accreditation: 514 846 0402.
5:30- Doors open.
6:00-6:25 Excerpts of Performances from past productions.
6:25-6:45 A chat with Kim Thuy.
6:45-7:00 The Auction Fundraiser.
7:00-8:00 Social Hour.
Elegant attire suggested.
THE LIVE AUCTION PACKAGES INCLUDE:
- PACKAGE 1, the WELLNESS EXPERIENCE : A gift certificate for one month of classes at Luna Yoga (including 2 videos) and two gift certificates for the water circuit at BotaBota Spa.
- PACKAGE 2, the CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERIENCE : A five-year membership for two at the Contemporary Art Museum and two passes for the Virtual Reality Experience at Phi Center.
- PACKAGE 3, the EDGY EXPERIENCE : Three pairs of tickets at three different venues for shows in the Quartier des Spectacles in April and May.
- PACKAGE 4, the FRANCOPHONE THEATRE EXPERIENCE : Three pairs of tickets at three different venues for shows on the Plateau Mont-Royal in April and May.
- PACKAGE 5, the QUARTIER DE SPECTACLES EXPERIENCE : Two tickets for The Propelled Heart at Danse Danse and a gift certificate for Buvette chez Simone.
- PACKAGE 6, the OLD MONTREAL EXPERIENCE : Two tickets for Shoplifters at the Centaur Theatre and a meal for two at Bonaparte restaurant.