By Michel Marc Bouchard
The lover – the good friend, the son, the brother, the anonymous lifeless guy – has left at the back of a fantasy woven of false-truths which, based on his personal teenage diaries, have been necessary to his survival. during this similar rural atmosphere, one younger guy had as soon as destroyed one other younger guy who enjoyed another. Like an historical tragedy, years later, this drama will form the future of Tom.
In a play that unfolds with steadily blurred obstacles among lust and brutality, among fact and difficult motion, Bouchard dramatizes how homosexual males frequently needs to learn how to lie sooner than they methods to love. all through 2011 and 2012, Tom on the Farm was once produced in Quebec and France, as Tom à los angeles ferme, and in Mexico, as Tom en l. a. granja. Award-winning Quebec director Xavier Dolan tailored the play for the display in 2013, with Caleb Landry Jones within the major role.
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Make her satisfied. Now. TOM (improvising) while I bought again from the church, the telephone saved ringing. i ultimately responded. Beat. It used to be her. AGATHA Her? Who her? FRANCIS Nathalie! great shock, eh? AGATHA What did she say? FRANCIS (impatiently, to TOM) I can’t solution for you. You’re the person who replied the telephone, Tom. (to AGATHA) I don’t be aware of what they acknowledged to one another. while I obtained again from the church, he used to be simply placing up. (to TOM) you need to be mindful what she stated? TOM (improvising) hi, Tom! this is often Nathalie. FRANCIS In French! TOM Bonjour, Tom. C’est Nathalie à l’appareil. Ça fait plaisir de t’entendre. FRANCIS We don’t converse French. AGATHA Francis! close up! TOM Aujourd’hui, une partie de moi meurt. a part of me died at the present time. Et j’arrive pas à pleurer. and that i can’t cry. I don’t recognize the phrases for unhappiness. Vide, solitude, colère … vacancy, loneliness, anger, anger and extra anger! inform them i'd have cherished to satisfy them. He regularly acknowledged love was once among humans. No neighbors. No relatives. Tom, inform them he used to be the 1st, le ideal. the person who proves it may possibly exist. inform them that he enjoyed my face whilst I smiled. inform them that he did every little thing to make me smile. converse to them approximately his hands, too. His hands that held me prisoner, then published me, then sentenced me time and again. inform them that typically, simply from the way in which he walked, i may see that he was once sexy and that our lovemaking will be wild. FRANCIS and she or he hung up? TOM Does “horny” come from horns? FRANCIS and he or she hung up? TOM Dis-leur que je le déteste. inform them that I hate him for leaving behind me. He wasn’t quite overdue. He had simply picked up his jacket on the dry cleaner’s. That used to be no cause of going too quickly. i will be able to listen the ambulance sirens. blocks clear of the company. Then the telephone name. It occurred on the nook of moment street on the immense intersection. I race down the steps. nook of moment street on the titanic intersection. The ambulance disappearing within the distance. The zigzag marks at the pavement, like a signature on a freelance with loss of life. A gasoline tank. part a wheel. Shattered replicate. His torn jacket. His cracked helmet. His blood spilled, poured, sprayed, spurted. Beat. AGATHA I’ll take a seat. FRANCIS and she or he hung up? TOM That’s correct. She hung up. AGATHA That made it appear like she was once with us. thanks, Tom. FRANCIS pours TOM a drink. FRANCIS fairly the long-distance name. AGATHA She must have been the following. She must have acknowledged these issues. FRANCIS “Horny lovemaking” in church? AGATHA at the very least anyone may have stated whatever. they're all misplaced of their personal strategies. After the reception, we mustn’t omit the milking. Francis will express you ways, Tom. TOM Francis will convey me what? FRANCIS I’ll locate you a few outfits for the cows. You can’t paintings within the barn on your fancy-boy outfits. AGATHA You’ll lend him a few of your brother’s outfits. (to TOM) Francis will make it easier to attach the milking machines. + TABLEAU 4 + At nightfall. A puppy is barking within the distance. TOM alterations into his useless lover’s paintings outfits. within the cornfield. TOM Your outfits are too monstrous for me.