A FREE staged reading of a new play by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre’s Artistic Directors Alison Darcy and Joseph Shragge at the Centaur Theatre on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 4pm. (Donations accepted)


Yev is loosely inspired by the true life story of the Siberian hermit Agafia Lykova. Yev is the sole survivor from an eccentric family who fled civilization in the 1920s for fear of impending persecution due to their extreme Christian beliefs. Her only contact with the outside world is a park ranger, until he begins to transmit communications from Mathew, a recently dropped out botany student who is curious about her solitary life. Mathew discovers that Yev is not entirely alone, and as their relationship deepens, so do the complications between Yev and her possessive neighbour, a geologist, who violently disputes her version of their shared story.

Walk-ins are welcome but we encourage you to RSVP here. By RSVPing, your seats will be reserved up until 15 minutes before showtime, plus ticket holders will receive 10% off the final bill at Le Bourlingueur Restaurant near the Centaur.

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Yev is sponsored by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre and was developed during our participation in Infinithéâtre’s The Unit. Infinithéâtre’s The Unit is comprised of a group of seven wildly talented playwrights, six of whom were each sponsored by a different English-language Québec theatre and one of whom was sponsored by a theatre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Unit reflects The English-Language Communities And Diversity Of Québec On Stages Across The Province. Members take part in bi-monthly group dramaturgical sessions and their projects also benefit from the one-on-one attention of a dramaturge. The Unit culminates in a week-long festival of staged readings taking place the week of September 11th. See schedule below or visit for more information.