Traduction – Site Web de Marie Laberge – Année 1986
On February 12, L’Homme gris premieres in Paris, and the work is also published in L’Avant-Scène/Théâtre.
[Fun fact: both French versions of the play are shown, i.e. the original written in Quebec and the one adapted by Jacques De Decker for European audiences]
I write the manuscript for Oublier
I love this title – my then boyfriend came up with it as I was writing the play at his place
Initially, the play was titled Take Care
On the set of Transit, a short film by Richard Roy
Starring Michel Côté
October 8 sees the creation of Jocelyne Trudelle trouvée morte dans ses larmes.
At last! After two readings in 1981 and years of efforts to get a producer to agree, the play is produced by the Théâtre de la Commune in Quebec City. In 1989, it will be performed by La Manufacture at La Licorne in Montreal.
Linda Sorgini (je crois – pas très lisible) (Jocelyne) Louise Laprade (the mother)
Maryse Gagner (pas sûr – illisible) (Lucie Fecteau)
Micheline Bernard played Carole every time – and did a magnificent job every time.
René Massicotte played Georges in Quebec City. He died from cancer shortly thereafter. Strangely, Jean-Marie Lemieux had played Georges during both readings in 1981, but passed away before he could reprise the role. Michel Daigle played the father in Montreal. Thankfully, he broke the Georges curse and remains in good health!
In 1989, as a way to recover from the stress of this production, I wrote Aurélie, ma soeur, and on November 28, at the Théâtre du Petit Marigny in Paris, L’Homme gris is performed for the 100th time… That number will climb to almost 250.
Also: John Goodwin, a wonderful agent and exceptional man, passed away.