The Reel of the Hanged Man
By: Jeanne-Mance Delisle
Translated by: Martin Bowman & Bill Findlay
Directed by: Muriel Romanes
Abitibi, Québec, the 1960s. A poverty-stricken family live in self-imposed isolation. The volatile authoritarian father searches for freedom; the mother remains silent and powerless. Their children guard the family’s secrets. Will the intrusion of an outsider mean escape or a new danger?
The Reel of The Hanged Man deals with a brutal hidden world: the abuse of power, incest and the isolation that comes from it. The play treats in a complex manner the subject of sexual abuse within the family.