Michel Marc Bouchard’s Heat Wave tells the story of a family learning how to live again after a three-year vigil at the bedside of controlling patriarch Fred Cloutier. Cloutier is still controlling his wife and children from beyond the grave, as the characters deal with guilt complexes created by years of manipulation. But this situation comedy is mainly about love, about May-September relationships, and about appearances and not-so-little white lies that people tell in order to disguise their true selves and deny their true emotions.
News & Reviews
“… an absolute must-see.” —The Record
“… a cleverly constructed clockwork farce, peopled with lovable, entraining characters.” —Montreal Gazette
About the Author
Michel Marc Bouchard holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Ottawa and has worked as an actor, director, and teacher. His plays have been translated into English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Bulgarian and have been performed extensively in Europe. He has won both the Dora Mavor Moore and Chalmers Awards for his play Lilies and has been a three-time finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award.
About the Translator
Bill Glassco was the founding artistic director of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, co-founding director of the Canadian Stage Company, and one of this country’s best-known directors of Canadian work. He was also well-known for his translations of Quebec plays, including the first English translations of Michel Tremblay’s work (with John van Burek.) Glassco, who was an Officer of the Order of Canada, died in 2004.