Black History Month: Theater and discussion of the trial of Angelique


18 h

As part of Black History Month, the chapel of Maison Jésus-Marie (MJM) will host a theatrical performance entitled “Fogo – The Trial of Angelique” on Saturday, February 11 at 6 p.m.

Organized by the City of Longueuil as part of the “Seeing Slavery Differently” series, this performance is a production of the Zèbre jaune, a Longueuil-based theater company. The company proposes a committed theater that relies on research, reflection and imagination without losing sight of entertainment.

“Fogo” relates the trial of the slave Marie-Josèphe Angélique. The event occurred on April 10, 1734 at 7:00 p.m., at the time of the change of guard. Suddenly, a terrifying scream was heard. Was the rumor true? The trial archives allow us to doubt it, Angélique did not run away. She stayed behind to help her mistress while her lover fled. Arrested and thrown into prison, Angélique loudly proclaimed her innocence. Is she innocent? If so, who is guilty? Or was it an accident?

This 30-minute theatrical performance will be followed by a discussion of the same length on the dramatization of a troubling historical event. Ages 12 and up. Seating is limited. Get your free tickets at the box office. (French only)