Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9780887549267Publication Date:
24 Feb 2011
Size: 195mm x 130mm£18.99
First Staged:
l'Hexagone Scene Nationale de Meylan, France, 2003; Old Vic, London, 2010


By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

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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 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.

Scorched is a beautifully written story that paves a path to a mother's unspeakable pain. The closer Janine and Simon get to finding the source of her silence, the closer they are to uncovering a tragedy so horrific it will engulf the world they know.

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£18.99
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