Playwright David Fennario: Celebrating 40 years of 'Balconville'

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of Canada's most well known plays. And it was written by our guest today - David Fennario. 'Balconville', takes place in the blue collar neighbourhood of Verdun-Pointe-Saint-Charles in 1979 - just after the election of René Levesque when both linguistic animosity and socio-economic divisions were at their height. Earlier this week producer Frank Opolko and I made our way to the home of playwright David Fennario to speak about this important play as well as his life in the theatre. And by the way - David Fennario does use strong language from time to in our conversation.

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