False Starts Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772010275
Pages: 144
Pub. Date: November 18 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA013000

  • DRAMA / Canadian

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False Starts
A Subterfuge of Excellent Wit
By Louis Patrick Leroux
Translated by Alexander Rock & Katia Grubisic

False Starts presents a series of determining moments between two people stuck reliving the same moment over and over, but in unexpected ways and in different genres (from diary to dramatic dialogue, film script to sound installation). Their interdependence and fundamental inability to say how they feel for one another over twenty years – in spite of their eloquence, in spite of their creativity – constitutes the background of the ongoing spectacle of their relationship.

Made up of a series of short pieces originally published in French as Dialogues fantasques pour causeurs éperdus, this translation by the author and Alexandre St-Laurent with Katia Grubisic, also offers previously unpublished texts. Originally staged for the stage, screen, and elevator at Montreal’s matralab.

Short-listed 2017 Patrick O'Neil Award (Best Collection of Plays), awarded by the Canadian Association for Theatre Research