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Darwin in a Day

by Evelyne de la Chenelière, translated by Nigel Spencer

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School is out for the summer, and twelve-year-old Julien has an adventure planned in his own backyard. Through sleight of hand, he’s found a way to convince each member of his family he’s away with someone else, leaving him alone in Montreal to get into trouble with his best friend Jacques. Being well-off hasn't prevented Julien from getting sucked into a pyramid scheme, and he’s taking Jacques along for the ride, even though his friend is broke.

But maybe this is a chance for Jacques to get himself out of the hole and buy a new bike, or have his sick dog put down, or send his grandmother to a retirement home. The possibilities seem endless. But the boys are learning a lesson in the best laid plans, and when they discover they’re in trouble, they must figure a way out together, and fast.

As Jacques and Julien cycle through various scenarios to disentangle themselves, they struggle to find common ground, only to realize time is up. Inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution, Darwin in a Day asks with new urgency the age-old question: are we bound to the circumstances to which we were born?

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Evelyne de la Chenelière

Playwright and actor Evelyne de la Chenelière has written several plays, including Des fraises en janvier, which was produced in Montreal by Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui and remounted at Théâtre Jean-Duceppe. Her play Au bout du fil was produced by Théâtre de Quat'Sous; as a writer she was involved in Les hommes aiment-ils le sexe, vraiment, autant qu'ils le disent?, at Espace Go and L'héritage de Darwin at la Maison Théâtre. Her theatrical home remains Le Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, where she has premiered three plays: Henri et Margaux, as well as Nicht retour, Mademoiselle, conceived with Daniel Brière, and Aphrodite en 04, conceived with Jean-Pierre Ronfard.

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Nigel Spencer

Playwright and actor Evelyne de la Chenelière has written several plays, including Des fraises en janvier, which was produced in Montreal by Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui and remounted at Théâtre Jean-Duceppe. Her play Au bout du fil was produced by Théâtre de Quat'Sous; as a writer she was involved in Les hommes aiment-ils le sexe, vraiment, autant qu'ils le disent?, at Espace Go and L'héritage de Darwin at la Maison Théâtre. Her theatrical home remains Le Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental, where she has premiered three plays: Henri et Margaux, as well as Nicht retour, Mademoiselle, conceived with Daniel Brière, and Aphrodite en 04, conceived with Jean-Pierre Ronfard.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
11 to 14
Grade:
9 to 12

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