Presented by Talisman Theatre
in collaboration with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal
(Le Brasier) by David Paquet
Translated by Leanna Brodie
Dramaturgy by Emma Tibaldo
Directed by Rachel Peake
Featuring Samantha Bitonti, Adam Capriolo, Amanda Silveira and Anie Richer
Date: Friday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
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.
Three very odd triplets are consumed by suffering; an unusual couple is inflamed by love; a lonely woman’s heart is kindled by forbidden desire. Somewhere between black comedy and Greek tragedy, this ferocious, poetic, and tightly structured four-hander is an epic exploration of heredity and fate that also leaves room for the individual. Doomed to the flames by their very nature, Paquet’s seemingly ordinary characters nevertheless choose to struggle against their solitude in ways that are by turns hilarious, touching, and cruel… while managing to remain both relatable and astonishing.
Leanna Brodie is a Vancouver-based actor and writer as well as the translator of numerous Québec playwrights, including Hélène Ducharme (whose Dora-winning Baobab continues to tour internationally after over 600 performances), Rébecca Déraspe, Catherine Léger, Larry Tremblay, Philippe Soldevila, Louise Bombardier, Olivier Sylvestre, Sébastien Harrisson, and Christian Bégin (5 Jessie Award nominations for Ruby Slippers Theatre’s Après Moi). You Are Happy, Opium_37, and My Mother Dog are published by Playwrights Canada Press. Two of her translations premiered in the 2017-18 season: Rébecca Déraspe’s You Are Happy at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, and Catherine Léger’s I Lost My Husband at Gateway Theatre (where it sold out its entire run). Current projects include Déraspe’s Gametes and I Am William; the collective creation Espoir/Espwa; Philippe Soldevila’s Conte de la neige; David Paquet’s Le Brasier; and Olivier Sylvestre’s Le Désert. Her translation of Sylvestre’s The Paradise Arms was the winner of the 2018 Safewords New Play Prize. As an actor, Brodie has been Jessie-nominated for performances in both English (Pi Theatre’s Terminus) and French (Théâtre la Seizième’s Bonjour, là, bonjour). She is currently an Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre, co-writing Salesman in China with Jovanni Sy.