Monday, January 9, 2012

From Page to Stage: Michael Ondaatje live discussion on adaptation

From Page to Stage - Adapting Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero

Please join us as David Young interviews  Michael Ondaatje and Daniel Brooks (Necessary Angel Theatre) on the adaptation of Ondaatje's "Divisadero" (the novel) into "Divisadero: A Performance" (the play).

This special fusion evening of Canadian literature and theatre is free and will take place on Monday January 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium at the Toronto Reference Library.  Necessary Angel is giving everyone who attends the event at Toronto Reference Library a $5 discount coupon on tickets.

Michael Ondaatje - author of the novel Divisadero (Governor General's Literary Award, 2007) - set partly in the gambling parlours of California and Nevada, and partly in a village in south-central France.

Daniel Brooks - artistic director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company and director of "Divisadero: A Performance".

David Young - host, Toronto Reference Library Playwright-in-Residence Oct-Dec 2011. You can borrow some of the plays written by David Young.
"Michael Ondaatje collaborates with Daniel Brooks to adapt his novel Divisadero - a violent and passionate story exploring themes of memory, identity, love and the grip of the past on the present. An examination of the intimate relationship between the speaker and the listener, and of language's ability to weave a magical spell." (Necessary Angel Theatre Company)

Divisadero: A Performance by Michael Ondaatje and directed by Daniel Brooks is produced by Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Toronto.  It will run at Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave.), February 8th - 26th 2012.

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