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2016 SPRING SEASON – FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN By Michel Tremblay • Translated by Linda Gaboriau

May 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



By Michel Tremblay • Translated by Linda Gaboriau

In this funny, nostalgic and bittersweet comedy, acclaimed Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay pays homage to his mother, a remarkable and larger-than-life woman. The Narrator (Stephen Balantzian) flashes back to different stages in his life reflecting on stories of his feisty mother, Nana (Christine Crawfis) and their remarkable relationship over the years. The audience has the pleasure of watching these two discuss everything, from misguided childhood pranks to overbearing relatives to their favorite books.

As their conversation subtly transforms from affectionate repartee to tender expressions of regret and reconciliation, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again reveals itself not just as a great piece of dramatic theatre—but as a rare and inspiring act of transcendence that allows Tremblay to speak one last time to his late mother.

Audiences will no doubt recognize some of their own mothers in Nana: from her worries about whether her 10-year old son will spend the rest of his life in jail for throwing ice at a passing car, to her rants about her in-laws, she is a larger-than-life character than anyone can relate to. While comedy is its vehicle, at its heart it is a playwright’s love letter to a mother that didn’t live to see her son’s success.
Featuring Stephen Balantzian as the Narrator and Christine Crawfis as Nana.
SPECIAL NOTE – This performance will take place in the GREAT ROOM at Woodland Pond at New Paltz. Click here for directions.


May 21, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Mohonk Mountain Stage Company


Woodland Pond of New Paltz
100 Woodland Pond Circle
New Paltz, 12561 United States
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