Join us for a public reading of a new translation on November 14, 2018

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Presented by Talisman Theatre
in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal

Midnight
(Minuit) by Marie-Hélène Larose-Truchon

Translated by Alexis Diamond
Translation dramaturgy by Linda Gaboriau
Directed by Emma Tibaldo
Featuring Danette Mackay, Stefanie Buxton, Marcel Jeannin, Gabe Maharjan and Diana Fajrajsl

Date: Friday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7PM
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark Street, Suite 103, Montreal, QC  H2R 2Y3

Limited seating. Click here to RSVP.
This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.

Synopsis :

As an act of resistance against a despotic government that hunts down old people and sucks their memories dry, the irrepressible Midnight keeps her mother in hiding, to protect her and her daughter and their secret world. They swap knowing smiles and lost words while braving a lack of food and light, driven mad with love, anger, fear.

This homage to a fading civilization stirs up snow and subversion, ancestral culture and instinct: craved, warped, misused, a past re-animated and electrified, just like new. 

Alexis Diamond :

Alexis Diamond is a Montreal-based playwright, opera librettist, translator and theatre curator. Her award-winning plays, operas and translations for audiences of all ages have been presented across Canada, in the U.S. and in Europe. She also collaborates with several international artists on performance-installations involving text, movement and sound. In addition to her translation of Minuit by Marie-Hélène Larose-Truchon for Talisman, she is currently working on three other translations: Petite Sorcière by Pascal Brullemans (Geordie Productions 2Play Tour), Lettre pour Éléna by Érika Tremblay-Roy (Le Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke), and Andy’s Gone by Marie-Claude Verdier (Playwrights Canada Press). Currently the Quebec Caucus representative for the Playwrights Guild of Canada, she is co-founder of Composite Theatre Co. and a long-standing member of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing (Concordia University) and an M.E. in English Studies (Université de Montréal). 

 

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