Angélique

Written by:

Lorena Lillian Gale

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Black

Cast Size:
14

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • People of Colour: 3
  • Women: 6

Genre:

Drama
Historical

Themes:

Canadian History
History
Infidelity
Justice
Justice System
Misogyny
Police
Prison
Sex Work
Sexism
Sexual Violence

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

1998

Synopsis:

“In the character of Angélique, Gale gives us a woman brave enough to try and shatter her bonds. A rich, poetic evocation of a graceful yet cruel time—a time when “civilized” people still bought and sold slaves.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Marie Joseph Angelique: A slave, in a Canadian history book (29)

Francois Poulin de Francheville: Montreal merchant, owner of the St. Maurice Ironworks and the slave Angelique (40)

Therese De Couagne: Wife of Francois. A few years older than Angelique (30s)

Ignace Gamelin: Entrepreneur slash Monreal merchant. Francois’ business partner (40ish)

Cesar: Slave owned by Ignace Gamelin. Lover to Angelique (30s)

Manon: Indian slace owned by the de Berays, next door neighbours of the Franchevilles (early 20s)

Reporter

Margeurite

Hypolite

Mary Louise

Marie Josephe

Jean Josephe

Francois de Beray

First Produced:

1998, Alberta Theatre Projects

Resources:

Available through the CPO Website and Playwrights Canada Press.

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