Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer


ISBN: 9781854594952
Author: Michel Tremblay, Translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay
Publication Date: 04/01/2000
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 80pp.

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A bold, quirky play from the renowned Quebecois writer, translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay into a robust earthy Scots.

On six moonlit Montreal balconies on a sultry summer’s evening, eleven people tell their stories of love. Isabelle and Yannick are alive and ecstatic with the thrill of first love. Jeannine and Louise are in torment that their love may be dying. Rose and her son, Mathieu, are suspended in silent complicity, fearful of the other’s pain. Gaston and his daughter, Mireille, are caught in a trap of need and blame. Yvon and Gérard are bound to one another through longing and guilt. The Widow sits alone with the memory of a perfect love…

Inspired by the discovery of a lost mass by Berlioz, Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer dispenses with religion but keeps the ritual to lay its characters bare.

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