Les Filles du Roi is a gorgeous new trilingual musical from Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac, the creators of last season’s groundbreaking Children of God. It is a deeply moving and unique work in three languages - English, French and Mohawk; a perfect vehicle to uncover a perspective different from the one told by Settler culture, one that redefines the Canadian narrative.
Les Filles du Roi tells the powerful story of Kateri, a young Mohawk girl, and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in 1665. They forge an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jeanne Lespérance – whose dreams of a new life are more complicated than she could have imagined. Over the course of a year, Mohawk, French and English journeys collide, setting the stage for the Canada we know today. Payette’s music connects the heartbeat of the drum and the soaring voices of our female ancestors in a thrilling contemporary score, weaving three languages and rivaling the beauty of Canada’s most stunning landscapes.
If you loved Children of God, you won't want to miss this new work, playing for a limited run.
A Fugue Theatre/Raven Theatre production in association with Urban Ink and The Cultch.