BalconvilleFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889221451 | Paperback

128 pages | Pub. Date: 19800101
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
Rights: WORLD

Balconville is Canada's first bilingual play. Three families and Thibault, the neighbourhood rubbie, sit on their balconies in the heat of a Montreal summer. It is election time and Gaétan Bolduc is running for re-election for the Liberals. His broadcast truck roams the streets making election promises in English and in French, and playing the music of Elvis Presley. The English and the French-Canadian working class take on the Establishment in this award-winning play.

Cast of 3 women and 6 men.

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

By David Fennario

Anglophone playwright born David Wiper in Montreal, Quebec, 1947. He was raised in the working class district of Pointe-St-Charles, an area he would make the centre of most of his plays.

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news | 2020-04-30
David Fennario's Banana Boots documentary is available on the NFB!

…phenomenon of taking his famous bilingual play Balconville to Belfast on a British / Canadian cultural … mission. Given the subject of Balconville, that the real problem in Quebec is not one of …


news | 2011-03-18
Talon Drama at the 2011 Quontas!

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news | 2010-09-17
The David Fennario Doc

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