Public reading of a new translation – The Retreat (La Retraite)

Come join us. Seating is limited.

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Time: 7 PM
Venue: PWM Studio, 7250 Clark St Suite 103, Montreal, QC  H2R 2Y3
This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.

Synopsis

Shirley arrives in a place far removed from the rules of the World. A place where she is assigned a new personality. A place where she plays games, watches animals, regulates her emotions, and devotes herself to rigorously doing nothing.

“lots of people dream of a place like this
you’re very lucky
so many people want out of the world
and yet
nobody wants to die”

Warning

Characters in the play discuss suicidal thoughts.

Creative Team

La Retraite written by GABRIELLE CHAPDELAINE

Translation by DAVID GAGNON WALKER, recipient of PWM’s 2019 Cole Foundation Mentorship for Emerging Translators.

Translation dramaturgy by MAUREEN LABONTÉ

Directed by ROSE PLOTEK

Featuring JIMMY BLAIS, ADAM CAPRIOLO, JAMES LOYE, LENI PARKER, ALEX PETRACHUK, and JULIE TREPANIER.


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