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The Land of Knees

by Geneviève Billette, translated by Michael Gauthier

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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 holds a degree in French Studies from the University of Montreal and is a dramatist from the National Theatre School of Canada. She devotes herself to writing and translating and is a professor at the Graduate School of Theatre at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Le pays des mains, published by Leméac in 2004, is the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Grand Prix Paul-?Gilson, and the Prix Gratien-?Gélinas. Her many plays have been performed in Switzerland, Canada, France, Martinique, Germany, and Mexico. Many have been translated into several languages. She lives in Montreal.

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Michael Gauthier
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 Vancouver's Théâtre la Seizième. Three of Michael's previous works are published by Sudbury's éditions Prise de parole: Crime, L'hypocrite, and Mathieu Mathématiques. Michael translated the latter play into English in collaboration with Toronto's Theatre Direct under the title Matt the Mathemagician. Michael is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's Playwriting Program. He is also a member of Montreal's Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD).
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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 Vancouver's Théâtre la Seizième. Three of Michael's previous works are published by Sudbury's éditions Prise de parole: Crime, L'hypocrite, and Mathieu Mathématiques. Michael translated the latter play into English in collaboration with Toronto's Theatre Direct under the title Matt the Mathemagician. Michael is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's Playwriting Program. He is also a member of Montreal's Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD).

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