Farhoud, Abla (Lebanese/Québéçois Canadian playwright, 1945- ), "Game of Patience," translated from the original French into English by Jill Mac Dougall (American translator of French into English, 1942- ),
a drama set in contemporary Montreal with flashbacks to a country at war,
3f (2f around 40, 1f around 18),
© 1995 by Ubu Repertory Company, script in Plays by Women II (New York: Ubu Repertory Theatre Publications, 1995), rights available from Des Landes, Dickinson et Associés, 4171 Hampton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 2L1. Cited by Jill Mac Dougall to present author via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org December 27, 1995, and postal mail 927 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147, February 2, 1996; Mac Dougall says,
Synopsis "Two worlds clash when Monique/Kaokab, a successful Canadian author who emigrated from Lebanon when she was a child, approaches her newly-arrived and embittered cousin, Miriam. Miriam has escaped the war-torn country, but she has lost her daughter. The daughter, Samira, appears frequently, perched on bookcases or on a swing above the audience. She reveals through the author's voice that she has killed herself in order to live. It is her vibrant spirit which eventually unites the two women.
Comment "If acted well, the piece is a powerful ritual
of universal appeal. English-language premiere at Ubu Repertory
Theatre, New York City."
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