Scorched
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9780887549267Publication Date:
24 Feb 2011
Size: 195mm x 130mm£23.99
First Staged:
l'Hexagone Scene Nationale de Meylan, France, 2003; Old Vic, London, 2010

Scorched

By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Paperback £23.99

A haunting, poetic play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Scorched is a powerful investigation of trauma and family ties. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film, Incendies (2010), under its original French title.

A mother falls into complete silence. Upon her death, her twin children Janine and Simon are asked to uproot the source of that silence. They must find the father they never knew, and the brother they never knew they had. Their journey begins in Montreal but the answers lie in the rubble of a war-torn desert.

Wajdi Mouawad's play Scorched is a beautifully written story about a mother's unspeakable pain.

It is published, in this English translation by Linda Gaboriau, by Playwrights Canada Press.

Press Quotes

'This haunting work may be the best piece of theatre this country has produced this millennium'

Globe and Mail

'Mouawad knows when to lighten the load with broad comedy, when to scent the air with poetry that lingers long afterwards, and when to use the inevitable building blocks of good dramatic structure to create a towering edifice of pain everyone must climb'

Toronto Star
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9780887549267Publication Date:
24 Feb 2011
Size: 195mm x 130mm£23.99

Also by Wajdi Mouawad:

Birds of a Kind

Go to author page...

Also by Linda Gaboriau:

Birds of a Kind

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
Two plays from one of Canada's leading writers and directors of theatre for young people.
Staging Coyote's Dream brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the...
A touching and funny play about a girl on the cusp of adolescence.
A multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between tru...
A collection of scenes from a wide range of contemporary works by Canadian playwrights, reflecting Canada's artistic...