Incendies (play)

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Incendies
Incendies (pièce de Mouawad) au théâtre Lise-Guèvremont.JPG
Nawal's mother in a 2012 performance at the Lise-Guèvremont theatre, Montreal
Written by Wajdi Mouawad
Characters Simon Marwan
Jeanne Marwan
Nawal Marwan
Date premiered 2003
Original language French

Incendies is a 2003 play by Wajdi Mouawad.[1] The play was translated into English as Scorched by Linda Gaboriau.

Plot[edit]

Incendies follows the journey of twins Jeanne and Simon, as they attempt to unravel the mystery of their mother's life.[2] When Jeanne and Simon Marwan lose their mother, Nawal, they are instead left with a difficult mission that sends them on a journey all the way to the Middle East in pursuit of their tangled roots and a long-lost brother.

Awards[edit]

The 2007 production at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto won two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Best Play and Best Director (for Richard Rose).[3] The production has been remounted several times and went on a cross-Canada tour in 2008–2009.[4]

Film version[edit]

Incendies was adapted into a film by the same title by Denis Villeneuve. It stars Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette and Lubna Azabal. It was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award in the category Best Foreign Language Film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Scorched-Wajdi-Mouawad/dp/0887547605
  2. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Scorched-Wajdi-Mouawad/dp/0887547605
  3. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/arts/theatre/story/2007/06/25/dora-awards.html
  4. ^ http://www.tarragontheatre.com/season/0809/scorched/