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David Fennario's Banana Boots

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Acclaimed playwright David Fennario has always called Montreal's working-class Verdun and Point Saint-Charles districts home. Their streets have inspired the work that's made him famous as a powerful storyteller and activist author. Join Fennario for a performance of his funny and touching one-man play Banana Boots. The show recounts his memories of Verdun's avenues and Fennario's journey to Belfast for the Irish premiere of his hit play Balconville. Banana Boots also recounts Fennario's own journey--how he has 'worked his way down' from major theatrical performances to community theatre--and his struggle to 'create theatre that can be used to fight back.' Banana Boots marks Fennario's emergence as an actor in his own right, offering a stimulating reminder of how politics can be part of theatre and vice versa. Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

1998, 48 min 20 s