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Angélique by Lorena Gale

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - March 31 @ 2:00 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Angélique, written by Canadian playwright Lorena Gale, is based on true events chronicling the life of Marie Joseph Angélique; an enslaved Black woman who was publicly executed for having allegedly set fire to Montréal in 1734.

The richness of Lorena Gale’s Angélique draws from elements of documentary theatre (based on actual trial transcripts), heightened drama, poetry and prose to investigate the years leading up to Angélique’s execution. Using a 1734 backdrop of Nouvelle-France, she holds a mirror to contemporary culture wherein the power of this piece reflects the unfortunate timelessness of systemic racism in society.

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Start:
March 20 @ 7:30 pm
End:
March 31 @ 2:00 pm
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Website:
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/18796

Venue

National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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Website:
https://nac-cna.ca
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