Traduction – Site Web de Marie Laberge – Année 2005
In January, La Compagnie Jean-Duceppe adds the play Charlotte, ma soeur to its 2005-2006 season.
On February 7, my mother, Rita Ménard-Laberge, whom we called Malo, died of a pulmonary embolism.
With her sister Thérèse, both in their early twenties.
She was a beautiful woman
Aged 4 (1921), with her brother Jules
As a young woman, with my grandfather (grand-papa blanc!) Ernest Ménard
Our last dinner together – at my country house.
In May, Mariette Laberge, my father’s sister, passed away.
Photo of my mother when she turned 80 in May 1997.
She was the first adult to read my works. I was 14. She wrote me a wonderful letter, quite encouraging. I still have it.
Charlotte, ma soeur
Performed at Jean-Duceppe in October… after 13 years away from the stage.
Also: in September, I pay tribute to my friend Jean-Paul L’Allier, whose 16-year reign as Mayor of Quebec City had come to an end.
And, on December 15, Mrs. Charlotte Duval is born…
Daughter of Catherine, my niece, and Stéphane Duval.
So pretty, merely hours after birth