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An Evening with Michel Tremblay; interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel

When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: The Americas Society: 680 Park Avenue
What time: 7 p.m.

With Michel Tremblay and Eleanor Wachtel

Free and open to the public.

Reservations: (212) 277-8359 or [email protected]

Coproduced with the Americas Society as part of the Canada 2008 Festival; with additional collaboration of Délégation générale du Québec à New York and the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

Michel Tremblay, the renowned Canadian playwright and novelist, and Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers and Company, will converse about the author’s wide-ranging career. Tremblay’s Les Belles-Soeurs, originally produced in 1968, was groundbreaking for its use of joual, the popular speech of urban Québec, as well as for its exploration of gender and class. Together with Albertine in Five Times and Hosanna, Les Belles-Soeurs remains Tremblay’s most popular dramatic work. His oeuvre includes a dozen novels and 27 plays that have been produced around the world.

This discussion will be in English and will include readings in French and English.