Jenny Brizard © Sonia Bazar I Philip Malizia
Theatre Drama
“A spare but powerful tale that thrusts the indignities of slavery and the stupidity of racism out of the murky 18th century and into the here and now."  Calgary Herald
  • By Lorena Gale
  • Director Mike Payette

NAC English Theatre Presentation

A Black Theatre Workshop (Montreal, QC) and Tableau D’Hôte Theatre (Montréal, QC) Co-production

On a warm spring day in 1734, “troublesome slave” Marie-Joseph Angélique set fire to the city of Montreal. Or so the story goes.

With dreams of escaping the false safety of domestic servitude in New France for freedom in New England, Angélique was instead condemned for the crime.

From the late playwright Lorena Gale, Angélique weaves seamlessly between historical and contemporary times, speaking to us through the flames with an urgent message from the past to our own time. 

Jenny Brizard © Sonia Bazar I Philip Malizia
Jenny Brizard, Olivier Lamarche, Darla Contois © Andree Lanthier
Tristan D. Lalla, Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Tristan D. Lalla, Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard, Tristan D. Lalla © Jaclyn Turner

Artists

  • By Lorena Gale
  • Director Mike Payette
  • Set and Costume Designer Eo Sharp
  • Lighting Designer David Perreault Ninacs
  • Choreographer Ghislaine Doté
  • Original Composition SIXTRUM Percussion Ensemble
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