The BBC Public Radio Partnership and producer Julia Scott present BON VOYAGE, the story of a same-sex couple from California who try to meet death in style.
Paul Perkovic and his husband, Eric Trefelner, have lived in style for 36 years. When they find out that Paul has inoperable pancreatic cancer, they decide he should go out in style, too. Eric plans a lavish, quarter million-dollar “Bon Voyage” party at a fine arts museum in San Francisco. Paul and Eric aren’t just planning a party; they’re trying to choreograph a death. But the couple soon discovers that death has its own agenda. BON VOYAGE brings the listener along on the intimate, emotional journey of a same-sex couple coping with mortality.
Praise for BON VOYAGE:
BON VOYAGE wins 2013 Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association!
BON VOYAGE was nominated for Sony Radio Academy Award, Britain’s biggest radio honor.
RAVE REVIEW: The Guardian calls BON VOYAGE “Vivid and beautifully told… A tremendous listen: you felt as if you knew both subjects within moments, and got an insight into the hardest moments a relationship will face.”
BON VOYAGE is part of Real America, a new series from the BBC World Service that enlisted four American producers to tell stories found only in America. BON VOYAGE’s executive producer is Anne Donohue.
DURATION: 23 minutes.
© 2017 Julia Scott.