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Olivier Sylvestre

Leanna Brodie brings us a new translation of Olivier Sylvestre's La beauté du monde.

We'll be holding a FirstLook staged reading of The Paradise Arms on May 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Playwrights Theatre Centre Test Kitchen.

We apologize for the error in the brochure with the incorrect date.

Cast: Nathan Barrett, Nneka Croal, France Perras, Sarah Roa, Todd Thomson, Conor Wylie

An ordinary day, Olivier is out for a stroll with Maryline when, catching sight of a run-down apartment building, he feels a compulsion he doesn't understand. Breaking away from his astonished girlfriend, he runs into the shabby front entrance and rents the apartment in the basement… As Olivier confronts his profound alienation from all aspects of his former life, he is visited by the bizarre and unsettling tenants who people his new home. Meanwhile Maryline is desperately trying to get Olivier to leave the basement… and he starts getting the uneasy feeling that the building itself is trying to suck him further inside...

Translation developed with Playwrights' Workshop Montréal's Glassco Translation Residency in Tadoussac.

Photo of Olivier Sylvestre.

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