Created in 1952, On the Other Side of the Wall won the prize for the best Canadian play at the Festival régional d’art dramatique. The group was invited to stage it in Saint John, New Brunswick as part of the national festival. A few months later, the play was broadcast on Radio-Canada, thus becoming the first drama ever shown on Canadian TV.

While many of Dubé’s plays are regularly produced on stage, On the Other Side of the Wall, too short for regular programming, has not been professionally performed in more than 60 years. Yet, it is one of the playwright’s foremost masterpieces, with a universal theme that is as relevant today as it was then.

On the Other Side of the Wall launched the career of Marcel Dubé, as well as those of his theatre friends Guy Godin, Robert Rivard, Hubert Loiselle, Monique Miller, all in their early twenties. For decades, these artists, collectively and individually, on stage and on screen, have had a huge influence on theatre and television, arguably greater than any other group. They are at the very foundation of our cultural legacy.