I Am Byron by Don Druick
Directed by Jesse Stong
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark Street, Suite 103, Montreal, QC H2R 2Y3
This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.
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About the play:
Situating Byron – a narcissist, a desperate celebrity now in a tizzy on the cusp of his quickly disappearing twenties. Situating Byron – a mind at the edge, mired in fear and confusion.
Striving, ambition, desire are at the core of our sense of ourselves; this is what we believe we can do – for better or ill – to achieve, to strengthen our lives. To make these lives of ours better, more productive, and yes, happier. To assure our position in the world as we continually confront the unkind face of a bleak universe. The melancholy of the human condition.
The failure of Byron to be other than what he would wish; on his way to a future he’s not keen to experience, but must. This is at the heart of my play, its tragedy: Byron’s regret, Byron’s relief. And like all species of tragic tropes, my play ends badly for Byron.
– un montréalais – award winning playwright, translator & librettist – baroque musician – gardener and chef
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Don Druick’s plays have been produced on stage, radio and television in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the USA.
Don lives in Elmira, a small Mennonite farming town near Waterloo Ontario, with artist Jane Buyers.