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Racism takes centre stage in the play "Orphelins"

Dennis Kelly.jpgXenophobia, violence and family are some of the themes in Dennis Kelly's play Orphan. It hit the stage first in 2009 and got rave reviews at the Edinburgh fringe festival. This week, the play opened in French at La Licorne theatre in Montreal. Orphelin is intense and emotional but you might also find yourself laughing every now and then.

This is the first time that La Licorne will offer subtitles in English for some of the performances (or more accurately, surtitles). British playwright Dennis Kelly spoke to Sonali Karnick shortly after the premiere.

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Photo: Dennis Kelly, courtesy of LaLicorne theatre