Art on a Green Line

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Wajdi Mouawad

Nantes, France

Incendies (2003)

Play. Private collection

In this play, twins from Quebec are sent on a journey to discover the dark past of their deceased mother who left them a request to find their father and their long lost brother in her native land. We are taken on a journey to an unnamed country governed by violence; key events, however, suggest it is Lebanon.

Mouawad, the former director of the National Arts Centre's French Theatre, obscures the geographic settings in order to emphasize the story’s mythic dimensions.

This play was adapted to film by Denis Villeneuve in 2010. (Potential Screening).