news | Friday May 22, 2015

From St. Leonard, Montreal to Your Eyes

The latest hit play by Montreal’s Steve Galluccio is in the house!

From this award-winning author of stage hits Mambo Italiano and In Piazza San Domenico comes a delicious, saucy new comedy about Terry and Robert, a young couple with roots in the Italian neighbourhood of St. Leonard in Montreal. Eager to break free of family ties that are bound too tight, Terry and Robert confess – over a family dinner one fateful night – that they’re planning to move to the affluent anglophone suburb of Beaconsfield, and the floodgates open to other unspoken desires and revelations, turning conservative St. Leonard values upside down.

The St. Leonard Chronicles opened the 2013–14 season at Montreal’s venerable Centaur Theatre and sold out before its run. The play was extended and went on to sell more than twenty thousand tickets. The French version of the Chronicles, translated by Galluccio himself, premiered at Theâtre Jean Duceppe in Montreal in December 2014 and embarked in 2015 on a twenty-four-city tour.

The play is now available in print for $16.95.

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