Western Gold: The Ballad of Georges Boivin by Martin Bellemare, translated by Jack Patterson
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Sunday Dec 13, 2020 - 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern / 8 pm GMT
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WESTERN GOLD: THE BALLAD OF GEORGES BOIVIN
By Martin Bellemare
Translated by Jack Paterson
Translated from LE CHANT DE GEORGES BOIVIN (Quebec, Canada)
“…a theatrical road-movie brimming with vulnerability…this play destroys any prejudice that our seniors are devoid of passion. Even after great loss, love is possible.” - Alix Forgeot, L-Express.ca
At 77, Georges Boivin “gives the dice a roll”. Georges just lost his wife, you see, the “centre of his universe”. He’s terrified “he’s no longer exists for anyone”. But there is life after 70 and it must continue even after great loss. With his three friends, all the same age as he, he sets out on road trip from Québec to Vancouver, in search of his first love who he hasn’t seen in 50 years.
About the playwright: Martin Bellemare
A leading voice in francophone Canadian theatre, Martin Bellemare was recently nominated for this years Siminovitch Prize. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s writing program, was awarded the 2009 Gratien Gélinas Prize for Le Chant de Georges Boivin. La Liberté was presented at La Rubrique (Jonquière) in 2013 and in Montreal in 2015, and was scheduled to be staged in Ottawa in 2020. Maître Karim la perdrix (2018 Prix SACD de la dramaturgie francophone, awarded by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques) will premiere at the Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg in 2021. Moule Robert (CNL Scholarship, shortlisted for the 2017 Prix SACD de la dramaturgie francophone and the 2018 Michel Tremblay Prize) was produced simultaneously at La Rubrique and at the POCHE/ GVE in Geneva, then at the Théâtre de Belleville in Paris. His work has been produced in Quebec, France, Poland and Switzerland and translated into German, Italian and Lithuanian.
This translation and workshop were made possible by grants from Canada Council for the Arts. Artists appear courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the Dance Opera Theatre Agreement. This project is produced with the co-operation of the UBCP/ACTRA.
Special thank you to: Canada Council for the Arts, The Canadian Play Thing, Western Gold Theatre, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Global Hive Labs., PTC, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, Centre des auteurs dramatique, The Presentation House Theatre, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, & UBCP/ACTRA.