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Claude Gauvreau, who died in 1971, was and is a seminal figure in Quebec’s literature. This play is one of his most powerful expressions of alienation and systematic brutality, set in a futuristic, fantastic, but vaguely institutional world. The protagonist — a poet, plagiarized and mocked by those around him — mourns the death of a woman friend. His associates torture him psychologically and physically and finally hand him over to a sadistic brute. He kills the brute, and the others turn on him. He dies, reciting Gauvreau — like surreal verse. There have been successful revivals of this play since 1989, playing to full houses in Montreal. Toronto’s One Little Goat Theatre Company is the first to do the production in English, at the Tarragon Theatre — to great reviews!


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