Fault Lines: Greenland – Iceland – Faroe Islands
Winner of the 2013 Governor General's Award for Drama
"Iceland is a superbly dependent and intensely strong play that haunts the brain. Billon is an unique and interesting voice."—Atom Egoyan
Nicolas Billon's acclaimed trilogy of performs tackles, with wit and darkish humor, the banking problem, the whale hunt, and a true property deal long past horribly awry. informed via interwoven monologues, the performs in Fault Lines are a stunning hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute.
Nicolas Billon's performs and translations were produced on the Stratford Shakespeare competition, Soulpepper Theatre, and the Canadian Stage.
It used to be approximately love and fidelity.’ I’m pondering, ‘You’re fucking crazy,’ yet I preserve my cool and say that no, particularly it’s approximately cash and capitalism. She’s like, ‘What? No. It’s approximately how love can’t be bought.’ To which I reply, no longer unreasonably, ‘She fucked him for one million cash, after which left her husband to be with him!’ and she or he says, ‘But she is going again to her husband simply because she loves him!’ and that i say – ok, i could have raised my voice a bit – ‘She is going again to her husband simply because.
‘I might be correct back,’ I say as in a well mannered way as i will be able to. and that i burst off to my dad’s place of work – he’s an accountant and works from domestic and in addition runs an eBay company promoting classic superstar Wars toys – and that i take a padded envelope and write on it with a Sharpie sooner than heading again to the eating room. each person stops speaking after they see me get back, you recognize, pretending like not anything is inaccurate or no matter what. I take the plate and sell off my meals into the envelope. And this takes a number of moments, simply because I look forward to.
Twelve-year-old. besides. ok. So the place was once I? correct, so i made a decision to spend the evening on my island, the island I’d simply came upon … and that i was once boiling water to make tea, wondering what the island intended, may well suggest, to our kin. the following, finally, was once anything actual, anything concrete approximately what it truly is I do. That Judith might comprehend, might be. anything that wasn’t mired in theories and concepts. and that i considered the twins, good, approximately Thomas, approximately how i wanted he have been alive to determine all.
good friend had crossed a line. It. used to be. remarkable. Gandhi had starvation moves. MLK had marches. Rachel had tears and he or she wasn’t afraid to exploit them. besides, that evening we watched The Cove at her position for just like the nth time, and as ordinary it obtained Rachel riled up in regards to the Faroes … So I acknowledged, ‘Let’s move there.’ Rachel grew to become to me and nodded: ‘Fuck yeah.’ And that night, purely a bit under the influence of alcohol, we brainstormed a two-pronged plan of assault: one, convey a petition to the Faroese best minister, and.
The island is approximately 4 sq. kilometres, the 1st major land mass discovery because the Antarctic islands within the 1800s, most likely. And it intended i'll identify it. We flew in via helicopter the following day. I felt a … an allure? A pull in the direction of this island. i made a decision to camp there in a single day – a manner of saying it, probably? I don’t understand. yet it’s whatever I felt forced to do, and do on my own. Jonathan rubs his brow. Now, sooner than I let you know approximately … i believe it’s very important to say.