One of the best things about publishing a new book has always been celebrating its release with a room full of my fun, smart, multi-talented friends and colleagues!
Since we didn’t get to have a live party back in October, let’s get together to celebrate THE TROUPERS… and anything else you want to celebrate! (We’ve all got some catching up to do, don’t we?)
Saturday, June 18, 6 PM at C’est What (67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5).
All are welcome! RSVP HERE!
See you there!
About this event:
Come one, come all to the belated book bash of The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook! This celebration will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 6pm ET at C’est What in Toronto.
Join us for a night of movie trivia, a book signing, and more!
Location: C’est What, 67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B5
Full of Golden Age entertainment and Richard’s trademark humour, The Troupers is a coming-of-age story about a family of quintuplets breaking free from their father’s expectations.
About the book:
The Trouper-Royale Orpheum Galaxie Theatre is a jewel in the entertainment crown of Niagara Falls. At least, that’s what the marquee out front says. To the Fabulous Trouper Quintuplets their family’s old theatre is a thorn in the crown of their adolescent memories.
Under their famous-child-actor-turned-director father’s overbearing, and narcissistic eye, the quintuplets are raised on a strict diet of Golden Age entertainment and homeschooling to mold them into the best actors of their generation. But through a series of hilarious and tragic events, the siblings begin to develop their own personalities and ambitions, rebelling against their father’s aspirations for them. The tension rising from the quintuplets’ newfound individualism sparks an onstage brawl during a performance on their 18th birthday that changes the trajectory of all their lives.
Twenty years later, the quintuplets reunite for the reading of their father’s will and his demand for one last performance.
About the author:
Richard Scarsbrook is the author of ten books, including the novels The Troupers, The Indifference League, the National Post bestseller Rockets Versus Gravity, and The Monkeyface Chronicles, which won the 2011 OLA White Pine Award. His short stories and poems have also appeared in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Descant, Existere, Prairie Fire, and NeWest Review, amongst many others. His first produced screenplay, Royal Blood, was an official selection at many international film festivals, and won Best Short Film at the TIFF-associated Milton Film Festival. He has served as Writer in Residence for the Toronto District School Board, and the Orangeville, the Richmond Hill, and the Toronto Public Libraries. He also teaches creative writing at George Brown College and the Humber School for Writers.