In the Quebec of the 1970s, Serge returns home avec a three-month trip to Europe. There, he finds, unchanged, his hypochondriac aunts, his deaf father, and his older sister, for whom he remains an object of desire. Family life plods along inexorably until Serge decides to stop listening to the whining, the reprimands, the monologues. Instead, he speaks, and finds the words to express the inexpressible.
One of the major plays of the theatrical canon, Bonjour, là, bonjour deals with forbidden love, and the difficulty with which we express that love. A tragedy both poignant and beautiful, deeply moving, created by the father of contemporary Quebecois theatre.