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Pleiades Theatre - Found in Translation 2017/18: "Besbouss"

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Dancemakers Centre for Creation

15 Case Goods Lane

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Pleiades Theatre invites the public to attend its 2017/18 season of workshops, entitled “Found in Translation as we Explored the Global Village.” It will consist of three plays in translation and development for their English-language premieres in the following three years. The plays receiving workshop presentations are Besbouss: Autopsy of a Revolt by Stéphane Brulotte, translated by John Van Burek, on October 28 and 29, 2017, 2 P.M., The Trials of a Noble House by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, translated by Ana Lorena Leija and John Van Burek, on March 3 and 4, 2018, 2 P.M., and Lesson in Forgetting by Emma Haché, translated by Taliesin McEnaney and John Van Burek, on April 21 and 22, 2018, 2 P.M.

About BESBOUSS: Besbouss, by Montréal writer Stéphane Brulotte, is a one-man play about the origins of the Arab Spring. It explores the intense moral dilemma faced by the central character, Karim Djebara, the State Coroner, ordered by the very top levels of Government to clear it of any blame for the events that sparked uprisings throughout Tunisia. As Karim stares at the charred remains of the hapless young fruit vendor who started it all, this exercise in absurdity is made more painful because he has to acknowledge that not only is he a compromised man, in order to save his own family, but also that he actually knew this young man as a child. Now, as he foresees the spectre of chaos to come, he is caught between his conscience and the order to deny this poor kid, now just a grisly, charred cadaver, his last shred of humanity.

Limited tickets are available FREE of CHARGE for the staged readings, which will all take place at Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Theatre Studio 313, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, in Toronto’s Distillery District. An RSVP is required via Eventbrite; to register, see www.pleiadestheatre.org, visit @pleiadestheatre, call Producer Andrey Tarasiuk at (416) 203-1227 or send an email to andrey@pleiadestheatre.org.

Photo: Playwright Stéphane Brulotte

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