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It is April 10, 1734.  The Old City of Montreal is 
burning to the ground.  A 29-year old slave woman, 
Marie Joseph Angelique, stands accused of the 
deed.

This true story is a compelling examination of a 
strong, independent woman's fight for freedom and 
respect and tellingly reveals her struggle to achieve 
her rights as an individual.

Considered one of the earliest slave narratives in 
Canada, the play is based on court transcripts of 
Marie Joseph's own testimony.

Previously produced by:
Heritage Pavilion Stage, Peterborough
C Theatre Works at Factory Theatre, Toronto

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by Beau Dixon

ONCE A FLAME