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The Land of Knees

by (author) Geneviève Billette

translated by Michael Gauthier

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2008
Canadian, Women Authors
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2008
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As Sammy waits impatiently outside, Timothy uses the theatre's bathroom one last time before embarking on their quest. At precisely that moment, a tragic event occurs. Timothy wakes up to find the theatre in ruins, and discovers Sarah, a seven-year-old singer trapped in a tuxedo (minus the jacket), whose singing voice has left her. Together, they try to find a way out, but Sarah is in desperate need of affection, and Timothy has only his ideals to comfort her. Separated by fate, Timothy and Sammy's relationship is compromised as they come to understand that Sarah is the key to their survival. The Land of Knees is about love: unbreakable, undying, passionate love. Love which requires discipline and disobedience. Love that frees the spirit and creates everlasting friendships.

About the authors

Geneviève Billette is a graduate of the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Her plays produced in Quebec include Crime contre l'humanité (Crime Against Humanity), which was short-listed for the 2000 Governor General's Literary Award, Le Goûteur (The Taster), and Le Pays des genoux (The Land of Knees). Her works have also been staged in France, Mexico, Switzerland, and English Canada. Chosen as the protégée of Carole Fréchette, the recipient of the 2002 Siminovitch Prize, Ms. Billette won the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award for Le Pays des genoux. She has also translated plays by several Mexican playwrights.

Geneviève Billette's profile page

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Michael Gauthier has been working professionally since 1998. His latest play, Fast food, premiered in February 2007 in a production by Vancouverâ??s Théâtre la Seizième. Three of Michaelâ??s previous works are published by Sudburyâ??s Ã?ditions Prise de parole: Crime, Lâ??hypocrite, and Mathieu Mathématiques. Michael translated the latter play into English in collaboration with Torontoâ??s Theatre Direct under the title Matt the Mathemagician. Michael is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canadaâ??s Playwriting Program. He is also a member of Montrealâ??s Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD).

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