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Black Theatre Workshop is teaming up with Tableau D’Hôte Theatre to bring to the stage the story of one the most defining personalities in the history of Quebec.
In 1734, Marie-Josephe Angelique, a Black woman slave, was accused and convicted for setting fire to the city of Montreal.
That conviction resulted in her being tortured and eventually hung and publicly burnt.
The production will run from March 16 to April 2 at the Studio, Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, at 5170 Chemin de la Côte St. Catherine, and will feature an exciting line-up of actors from Quebec and across Canada, including Jenny Brizard as Angélique, Chip Chuipka in the supporting role as Ignace Gamelin, Darla Contois – Manon a First Nations woman, and Tristan D. Lalla as Cesar.
Karl Graboshas, Olivier Lamarche and France Rolland also play supporting roles in the production, which is flavored with original music composed and performed by SIXTRUM Percussion Ensemble.
The play is written by Lorena Gale an acclaimed Canadian playwright based on true events around the life of Marie-Joseph Angélique.
To book a school group, purchase tickets, or for more information on the play, contact events@blacktheatreworkshop.ca or call BTW at 514-932-1104.