Clarence Coo's Beautiful Province PDF

By Clarence Coo

ISBN-10: 030019546X

ISBN-13: 9780300195460

A fifteen-year-old boy comes to a decision to accompany his significantly depressed highschool French instructor on a street journey to the Canadian province of Quebec, the place the mum tongue of Voltaire and Balzac remains to be spoken and loved. Clarence Coo’s spell binding new play is a scrumptious amalgam of farce and tragedy, a carnival funhouse with very darkish corners. Wildly artistic and heartbreakingly unhappy, the unusual odyssey of Jimmy and the unpredictable Mr. eco-friendly takes many fabulous turns, crossing the border from truth into unreality and again back whereas encountering displaced characters from heritage, literature, and the mundane, frequently risky world.
 
Selected via Tony Award–winning playwright John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six levels of Separation, and others) from over 1,000 submissions from 29 international locations, Clarence Coo’s Beautiful Province is the 6th winner of the DC Horn Foundation/Yale Drama sequence Prize. In his foreword, Guare calls Coo’s paintings “elusive and haunting . . . humorous, determined, insane,” praising it for “its fascinating tale [and] its tone, sustained to the very end.” Lyrical and adventurous, Beautiful Province is a good new theatrical paintings, good deserving of those accolades and more.

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MR. GREEN I do not know. OFFICER May I inspect your bag? MR. GREEN Of course. OFFICER What a lovely bag! MR. GREEN Thank you. OFFICER There is a gun inside your bag! ) Why is there a gun inside your bag? mr. green’s joy evaporates. 26 Beautiful Province MR. GREEN I do not know. OFFICER Is the gun for business, or for pleasure? Pause. MR. GREEN It is not for pleasure. I do not feel pleasure. Suddenly the officer sounds like a therapist, one with a calm, soothing voice. OFFICER Why aren’t you feeling pleasure?

GREEN What about Dairy Queen? JIMMY We can skip Dairy Queen. I’m not very hungry. MR. GREEN You sounded hungry. JIMMY I can go on my own. Next time. MR. GREEN Then let’s go to Canada. JIMMY Okay. MR. GREEN The border isn’t very far. JIMMY No, the border isn’t far at all. mr. green continues driving. End of scene. Scene 6 Jimmy Attends the Steed jimmy waits in front of the car, alone. An eighteenth-century fur trader approaches. He speaks with stoic fortitude. TRADER Greetings. JIMMY Greetings. Pause.

It’s not a fantasy of course. 50 Beautiful Province WAITER What do you mean? MR. GREEN Connor and Nate are having sex. It’s not just a fantasy I’ve created. It’s a fact. I know the difference between fantasy and reality. WAITER But you fantasize. MR. GREEN Yes, that’s the word. Let’s be precise with our words. ) Look, here’s a picture of me. I look so distinguished, don’t I? And they have no idea. None of the other teachers. Definitely none of the parents. It’s just Mr. Green. French teacher. (He looks down at what he’s holding.

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