[FULLY BOOKED – Register on our waiting list : firstname.lastname@example.org] The Canadian Cultural Centre pays tribute to the exceptional women and men who made “French America” in the 17th century with the presentation of the play ” The Conquerors”.
It’s a historical immersion into the time when New France extended from East to West, from Newfoundland to the Great Lakes region, but also from North to South, from Hudson’s Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, over more than a third of North America !
When the play begins, we are in Quebec City in 1672, shortly after Louis XIV appointed the Count of Frontenac as Governor General of New France. This musketeer, with his military glory, becomes the King’s representative on the continent. Very quickly, his ambition, his thirst for conquest and his warlike and diplomatic methods came up against the religious authorities, especially the Jesuits, represented by Monsignor Laval, the first bishop of New France. These men, who had everything in common, were to confront each other until they fractured, for nearly a quarter of a century, under the watchful eye of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a pioneer of Canada and “mother” of Montreal.
A play by Jean-Mathieu DESCHENES – Stage direction : Patrice CARPUAT
With Patrice Carpuat, Florence Cabes et Alain Dubos
In partnership with the association Amitiés France-Acadie which works through its actions to make known our common history to the greatest number, both in France and in Canada.
Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
Event fully booked.