By Nicolas Billon

Winner of the 2013 Governor General's Award for Drama

"Iceland is a superbly dependent and very strong play that haunts the brain. Billon is an unique and interesting voice."—Atom Egoyan

Nicolas Billon's acclaimed trilogy of performs tackles, with wit and darkish humor, the banking obstacle, the whale hunt, and a true property deal long gone horribly awry. informed via interwoven monologues, the performs in Fault Lines are a shocking hybrid of Wallace Shawn and Neil Labute.

Nicolas Billon's performs and translations were produced on the Stratford Shakespeare competition, Soulpepper Theatre, and the Canadian Stage.

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