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By Clarence Coo

ISBN-10: 030019546X

ISBN-13: 9780300195460

A fifteen-year-old boy makes a decision to accompany his seriously 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 creative and heartbreakingly unhappy, the unusual odyssey of Jimmy and the unpredictable Mr. eco-friendly takes many marvelous turns, crossing the border from truth into unreality and again back whereas encountering displaced characters from background, literature, and the mundane, frequently risky world.
Selected by means of 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 great new theatrical paintings, good deserving of those accolades and more.

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GREEN So where do you want to go? JIMMY Dairy Queen? MR. GREEN Oh, the Dairy Queen! Little did Edmund Spenser know his Elizabethan epic would lend its name to a chain selling frozen confectionery! JIMMY They also sell hot dogs. MR. GREEN I stand corrected. JIMMY Who’s Edmund Spenser? MR. GREEN An English poet from the sixteenth century. His magnum opus was called The Faerie Queene. ” JIMMY That’s funny. The Fairie Queene. MR. GREEN A tribute to Queen Elizabeth and the virtues of England! Justice!

OFFICER Good. Scene 3 23 MR. GREEN Good! OFFICER Welcome to Charles de Gaulle Airport! Welcome to Paris. Welcome to France! MR. GREEN Thank you. You have a lovely country. OFFICER Thank you. What is your name? MR. GREEN My name is Everett Green. OFFICER What a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Green. MR. GREEN Thank you. The same to you. OFFICER This is the passport control. MR. GREEN What a lovely passport control. OFFICER Thank you. The same to you. May I see your passport? MR. GREEN Of course. I always carry my passport.

Jimmy. He’s the best student. The way he picks up French Scene 7 51 is remarkable. At the same time, I believe he’s the most innocent one in the room. WAITER Why do you use the word “innocent”? MR. GREEN I don’t know. WAITER Do you think you’re not innocent? MR. GREEN I hate how you judge me. Stop judging me! This is fucking bullshit! I’m going to die eventually, right? We’re all going to die and I’m going to die never having what I want. No one deserves to feel like this. No one deserves to feel this.

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