Beautiful Province (Yale Drama Series) by Clarence Coo,John Guare

By Clarence Coo,John Guare

A fifteen-year-old boy makes a decision to accompany his seriously depressed highschool French instructor on a highway journey to the Canadian province of Quebec, the place the mummy tongue of Voltaire and Balzac continues to be spoken and loved. Clarence Coo’s captivating new play is a scrumptious amalgam of farce and tragedy, a carnival funhouse with very darkish corners. Wildly creative and heartbreakingly unhappy, the unusual odyssey of Jimmy and the unpredictable Mr. eco-friendly takes many awesome turns, crossing the border from fact into unreality and again back whereas encountering displaced characters from background, literature, and the mundane, usually risky world.
Selected through Tony Award–winning playwright John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six levels of Separation, and others) from over 1,000 submissions from 29 nations, Clarence Coo’s Beautiful Province is the 6th winner of the DC Horn Foundation/Yale Drama sequence Prize. In his foreword, Guare calls Coo’s paintings “elusive and haunting . . . humorous, determined, insane,” praising it for “its exciting tale [and] its tone, sustained to the very end.” Lyrical and adventurous, Beautiful Province is an excellent new theatrical paintings, good deserving of those accolades and more.

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