Drama Pro­fes­sor George Ride­out Pub­lishes His Smash Hit Play Michel Et Ti-Jean

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

Ge­orgeRide­out, a na­tion­ally renowned play­wright and drama pro­fes­sor at Bishop’s Univer­sity, has pub­lished his widely ac­claimed play, Michel et Ti-Jean. The ti­tle was re­leased by Talon­books.

Pro­fes­sor Ride­out’s story about a fic­tional en­counter be­tween beat writer, Jack Ker­ouac, and Québe­cois lit­er­ary icon, Michel Trem­blay, pre­miered at the Cen­taur The­atre in Mon­treal in 2010 and played to sold-out au­di­ences for five weeks. It has since been pro­duced in Ed­mon­ton and Cal­gary.

Win­ner of sev­eral re­gional and na­tional play­writ­ing awards, Pro­fes­sor Ride­out is the au­thor of over fif­teen plays which in­clude An An­glo­phone is Com­ing to Din­ner, The Tall Girl, Texas Boy, Dead To­gether, and Columbia Days. He is also the co-founder, along with Pro­fes­sor Jamie Crooks and Fan­nie Gaudette, of the an­nual Bishop’s Spring Mu­si­cal; past pro­duc­tions in­clude his adap­ta­tions of A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tem­pest, 12th Night and Ham­let.

Pro­fes­sor Ride­out’s play­writ­ing class at Bishop’s Univer­sity is the source of work for the an­nual New Plays Fes­ti­val which presents one-act plays writ­ten by Bishop’s stu­dents.

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