Angélique

Grade 9 – College/University | Curriculum connections in Canadian History, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Drama

March 27, 2019

Jenny Brizard © Sonia Bazar I Philip Malizia
Jenny Brizard © Jaclyn Turner
Jenny Brizard, Olivier Lamarche © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier
Jenny Brizard © Andree Lanthier

NAC English Theatre Presentation

  • By Lorena Gale
  • Director Mike Payette

Approx. 1 hour  and  30 minutes  with intermission

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. But was she truly guilty? From 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.

Credits

  • Playwright Lorena Gale
  • Director Mike Payette
  • Angélique Jenny Brizard
  • Ignace Chip Chuipka
  • François Karl Graboshas
  • Claude Olivier Lamarche
  • César Omari Newton
  • Manon PJ Prudat
  • Thérèse France Rolland
  • Featuring Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble
  • Set and Costume Designer Eo Sharp
  • Lighting Designer David Perreault Ninacs
  • Assistant Director Dayane Ntibarikure
  • Assistant Props Designer Zoe Roux
  • Assistant Costume Designer Nalo Soyini Bruce
  • Choreographer Ghislaine Doté
  • Stage Manager Birdie Gregor
  • Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Pukay
  • By Lorena Gale
  • Director Mike Payette
  • Featuring Jenny Brizard, Chip Chuipka, PJ Prudat, Karl Graboshas, Omari Newton, Olivier Lamarche, France Rolland
  • Set and Costume Designer Eo Sharp
  • Lighting Designer David Perreault Ninacs
  • Choreographer Ghislaine Doté
  • Original Composition SIXTRUM Percussion Ensemble
  • Stage Manager Birdie Gregor
  • Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Pukay
  • Assistant Director Dayane Ntibarikure
  • Assistant Costume Designer Nalo Soyini Bruce
  • Assistant Props Designer Zoe Roux

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


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