You Will Remember MeFront Cover

ISBN: 9781772010190 | paperback / softback

$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772010190 | Rights: WORLD

Memory, personal, familial, and societal – is the central theme of this new play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore, this work follows a family’s struggle with dementia. Edouard is a University professor and historian, a figure prominent in the public eye and a long-time sovereignist. He has been proud throughout his life of his prodigious memory. As memory fails, Edouard tests the ability of family members to care for him.

The play also examines collective memory and the current state of affairs in Quebec. Edouard has been appearing on talk shows since his retirement, railing against the dumbing down of society and the adverse effects of technology. Archambault uses personal memory as a foil and metaphor to explore social memory, particularly reexamining moments from the history of the Parti Québécois.

Subtle, moving, and funny, You Will Remember Me shows that living completely in the present moment is a nightmare. Harkening to the past, and memory are essential for the human condition.

You will Remember Me opened in French in 2014 and was produced in English at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.

“The best part of You Will Remember Me is the discussion in the car on the way home and lingering long after.”
– Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

“There’s a kind of genius in You Will Remember Me.
– Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“Laughter. Tears. A brilliant catharsis. You Will Remember Me … is an absolute beauty.”
– Elizabeth Drummond, @misslizbet

By François Archambault

François Archambault graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada in 1993 and has also completed a major in French Studies at the Université de Montréal. Between 1989 and 1998, he wrote twelve plays and his work appeared in seven anthologies. You Will Remember Me (Talon, 2016) is his latest play.

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Translated by Bobby Theodore

Bobby Theodore’s first translation, François Archambault’s 15 Seconds, was produced across Canada and earned him a nomination for the Governor General’s Award for Literary Translation in 2000. Since then, he has gone on to translate more than 12 plays, including the works of some of Quebec’s most talented playwrights.

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news | 2016-12-14
All Fall 2016 plays are now available!

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news | 2016-07-04
Fall 2016 previews!

…familial, and societal – is the central theme of You Will Remember Me , the new play by Governor General’s …


news | 2016-06-24
On Monday, June 27 in Vancouver, the 2016 Jessie Awards will be presented

…This fall, look forward to Talon’s publication of You Will Remember Me (written by François Archambault and translated …


news | 2014-08-20
2014 Betty Mitchell Award Winners

…was recognized for his Outstanding New Play, You Will Remember Me, translated from French to English by Bobby …