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Monday, April 20, 2009

Free public reading May 8

Free Public Reading of

Speak Oppenheimer or Elephants

by Jaspreet Singh

Infinithˆ©ˆ¢tre is pleased to present a free public reading of award-winning Montrˆ©al writer Jaspreet Singh's play, Speak Oppenheimer or Elephants on Friday, May 8th 2009 at 7:30 PM at the NDG Maison de la culture.

The drama focuses on the culturally schizophrenic post-9/11 existence of Irfan Hussein, a Kashmiri-American nuclear physicist traveling back to his birthplace to bury his mother. The play explores themes of nuclear proliferation, terrorism, racism and the complicated identities that characterize our globalized existence.

Montreal writer Jaspreet Singh was born in India and moved to Canada in 1990. A former research scientist, Singh holds a PhD in chemical engineering from McGill University. Singh has won critical acclaim for his short stories, including his collection entitled, 17 Tomatoes: Tales from Kashmir. His First novel, Chef, published last year, was nominated for four major national and international literary awards.

An open discussion of the play will follow the reading with the author present. The reading of Speak Oppenheimer or Elephants, will be held at:

Friday,May 8, 2009


Maison de la culture in NDG

3755 rue Botrel

Call to reserve:

(514) 872 - 2157

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