About the Book
A symbolically nameless couple chart their 50-year relationship by recreating their first encounter on every anniversary. Madame has carefully written the script of their original encounter and they believe they can recreate the intoxicating feeling of falling in love by saying the same lines year after year but always fall short of this goal and are doomed to disappoinment. They yearn to be seduced by the exact words of their original encounter but time and circumstance have changed the meaning of these words. Encore is essentially the same scene replayed six times but paradoxically it is never quite the same–which ironically is the message of the play. The play’s title is a metaphor that life is indeed a stage. Encore is sad, funny, hopelessly romantic and lovingly bittersweet. The play was originally written and performed in French, and has been translated by the author.
News & Reviews
“A satisfyingly touching portrayal of a love that weathers the damages inflicted by lovers who, through a lifetime together and apart, finally realize the sanctity of it.” —Uptown Magazine
About the Author
Marc Prescott is a graduate of the National Theatre School in French playwriting. Marc’s plays have been produced all over Canada and abroad. He is a playwright, actor, director, translator, designer, humour columnist and screenwriter. His plays Poissons and L’Annee du Big Mac won the Masque for Best Canadian Play in 2002 and 2007 respectively. In 2006, Marc received the Prize of Excellence for his contribution to the advancement of French-language theatre in Canada.