Brilliantly constructed from the bountiful narrative fabric of Wajdi Mouawad's complex stage play about a familial legacy passed down from a mother to her fraternal twins, Incendies is one of the most powerful dramas ever conceived.
Director Denis Villeneuve tells the retrospective tale of Nawal (Lubna Azabal), a woman from an unnamed place in the Middle East.
Told in time-flipping
slowly builds with layers of dramatic narrative information toward a
crescendo of undeniable truth that is staggering in its personal
import. A pure example of refined storytelling with vast
("destruction by fire") is a fantastic drama. There is no
way to explain the depth of pain at the heart of this unique
allegory. Grade: A
Opens Friday at Esquire Theatre.