The List

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by Jennifer Tremblay. A solo play offering a study of everyday to-do lists in which the essential and the ordinary are inextricably entwined. A housewife who prides herself on never letting anything slip by overlooks an item on her list and is forced to deal with its consequences. Originally written in French as La Liste, and translated into English by Shelley Tepperman, it has earned the Canadian Governor-General’s Literary Award for French Drama, the Prix Michel-Tremblay award for best new play and the Laurentian Bank of Canada Playwright’s Award, as well as an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First for script. The play has been translated into several languages and produced on stages around the world.

The South African premiére took place at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, on 11 April Produced by the Baxter Theatre Centre, directed by Leila Henriques, starring Susan Danford, with designs by Patrick Curtis, lighting by Mannie Manim and costumes by Birrie le Roux.


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Press release for The List, 29 March, 2013.

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