Margaret Atwood, already a pioneer of remote book signing, is showing her innovative spirit once again by offering a live and original theatre piece to boost excitement for her upcoming book tour.
Atwood has written a one-hour, semi-dramatic performance based on her new novel, The Year of the Flood , to be staged in Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury, Kingston, Calgary and Vancouver, as well as five international cities. As narrator, she will be backed by three local actors and an original score by Los Angeles composer Orville Stoeber, to be sung by local choirs. Canadian Alisa Palmer will direct the ensemble.
Said Atwood of the idea: "It's a chance to break free from the traditional structure of a book tour. I felt this particular novel deserved a more complex presentation."
Atwood's latest novel is set in the same post-apocalyptic future as her last, Oryx and Crake , and chronicles the onset of a pandemic and the small group that survives it.Report Typo/Error