Angélique

By Lorena Gale

Angélique
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"And in seventeen thirty-four a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal and was hanged. .."

With this bald statement of history as a basis, Lorena Gale constructs a vivid portrait of a time when captive people had no say in the outcome of their lives.

A rich, poetic evocation ... Read more


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"And in seventeen thirty-four a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal and was hanged. .."

With this bald statement of history as a basis, Lorena Gale constructs a vivid portrait of a time when captive people had no say in the outcome of their lives.

A rich, poetic evocation of a graceful yet cruel time—a time when “civilized” citizens still bought and sold slaves. This is a time when the thoughts and feelings of these captive people had no bearing on the outcome of their lives, unless they were outraged and brave enough to try and shake their bonds. Angélique is the winner of the du Maurier National Playwriting Competition and was nominated Outstanding New Play in Calgary’s Betty Mitchell Awards, 1998.

Lorena Gale

Lorena Gale was a Canadian actress, director, and writer. She was active in stage, movie, and television acting from the 1980s until her death in 2009. She was the author of two award-winning plays, Angélique and Je me souviens. Gale acted in several A-list movies, including Fantastic Four, The Chronicles of Riddick, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. She guest starred on programs such as The X-Files, Smallville, and Kingdom Hospital. She also starred as Priestess Elosha on the SciFi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica. Her play, Angélique, the story of executed slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, was the winner of the 1995 duMaurier National Playwriting Competition in Canada.

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"Gale has fashioned 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. "

". ..a dynamic and emotionally powerful theatrical experience. "

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