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Scènes et Pages: Bed and Breakfast

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Scènes et Pages est un partenariat entre la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) et la Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). Pour en savoir plus, consultez la page Scènes et Pages; vous y trouverez un lien vers notre liste de titres à découvrir pour chaque pièce de la saison 2018-2019. Ces ouvrages sont choisis par une équipe de bibliothécaires de la BPO exprès pour les adeptes de théâtre. N’hésitez pas à les emprunter pour pousser plus loin la réflexion sur les thèmes forts soulevés par les œuvres.

Bed and Breakfast, de l’auteur dramatique Mark Crawford, a été présentée pour la première fois en 2015 à la Thousand Islands Playhouse de Gananoque. Cette comédie intelligente aborde le thème de l’homophobie en situant l’action dans un petit village. On y suit les tribulations de Drew et Brett qui, après huit ans de vie de couple à Toronto, font face à quelques revers et décident de s’établir dans la petite bourgade touristique où se trouve la grande maison dont Brett vient d’hériter de sa tante Maggie. Le couple essaye de convertir la maison en gîte touristique, ce qui donne lieu à bien du plaisir et des problèmes.

À l’affiche à la GCTC du 4 au 22 décembre 2018.

Jetez un coup d’œil à ces romans, à ces ouvrages documentaires et à ces films pour pousser plus loin la réflexion sur les thèmes soulevés par cette pièce.

GCTC 2018-2019: Bed and Breakfast by Shayna_library

As part of the Ottawa Public Library's “Stages and Pages” partnership with the Great Canadian Theatre Company, we have compiled this list to accompany the production of, Bed and Breakfast, which opens at the GCTC on December 4, 2018.

  • Image: Any Other Way

    Any Other Way

    How Toronto Got Queer
    This book of essays gives a historical account of how the LGBTQ community transformed Toronto from a socially conservative city to a vibrant city known locally and globally for supporting gay activism
  • Image: Fagbug
    This documentary film describes Erin Davies' 58 day trip through Canada and the United States in her Volkswagon Beetle which was defaced by homophobic graffiti because she had displayed a rainbow sticker.
  • Image: Generations
    This graphic novel tells the story of a young gay man called Matteo who after coming out is estranged from his father and leaves his provincial country town for Milan. When he breaks up with his lover he has to return home and moves in with the women of his family to take care of his grandmother.
  • Image: The Man Who Knew Too Much

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
    By Leavitt, David
    A biography of Alan Turing which illuminates the contributions he made to mathematics and the war effort as well as the effect being homosexual had on his life and death. An easier read than Andrew Hodges' The Enigma.
  • Image: Journey to Same-sex Parenthood

    Journey to Same-sex Parenthood

    Firsthand Advice, Tips, and Stories From Lesbian and Gay Couples
    By Rosswood, Eric
    This book describes the many options available to same sex couples who would like children as well as some of the legal implications. It also describes the personal experiences of same sex couples who have tried each option.
  • Image: Time Was
    A sci-fi romance about a pair of male lovers lost in time.
  • Image: Against Equality

    Against Equality

    Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion
    This book challenges the Gay Liberation Movement to redefine itself and its goals to change its emphasis from inclusion to revolution.
  • Image: The Glass Closet

    The Glass Closet

    Why Coming Out Is Good Business
    By Browne, John
    This book written by the former CEO of BP challenges workers to disclose their homosexuality. From his own experience he says that the discomfort in not disclosing your sexual orientation is putting the comfort of those who would disapprove higher than your own.
  • Image: Out in the Silence
    Gay filmaker Joe Wilson goes back to his hometown of Oil City, PA to film a documentary about a young boy being harassed in school and elsewhere about his sexual orientation,
  • Image: A Nation Worth Ranting About
    This collection of rants from the Rick Mercer report includes his rant on bullying in schools as well as a previously unpublished essay on the public reaction to that rant. This book is also available as an ebook.