Posted: Friday January 20, 2012
Jillian Fargey In Absentia

(Jillian Fargey in Mark Leiren-Young’s The Green Chain)


Centaur Theatre is set to present the world premiere of In Absentia on January 31, another stirring oeuvre by Morris Panych, recipient of numerous awards including two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama.

The cast includes Jillian Fargey, who plays a woman whose husband has been abducted while on a business trip to Columbia. The Vancouver-based actress might be new to the Montreal stage but she has worked with Morris Panych on several occasions. Fargey is an eight time Jessie Nominee and a two-time Jessie Award winner (including Best Actress for her performance in George F. Walker’s Problem Child).

As Roy Surette, Centaur Theatre’s Artistic and Executive Director indicates, “Panych admires her talent and the passion she brings to her character. ‘The writer and director are only the beginning of the acting process; the initiators. Jillian carries the character in her heart. She is deeply connected to the piece; that’s what a great actress does.’”

In Absentia will be available from Talonbooks this Fall (2012).

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