Alliance Française Event on the Nobel Laureate Festival Calendar
Alliance Française is pleased to be part of the Nobel Laureate Festival of 2017 which is a celebration of Saint Lucia’s two Nobel Laureates, Sir Derek Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis. The Festival, which has been organised by the Nobel Laureate Festival Committee under the Chairmanship of the Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy, runs from January 15th to February 4th.
On Wednesday, January 25th Alliance Française will present an excerpt of the play ‘Salome’ directed by Saint Lucian Travis Weekes, to be followed by a panel discussion This will be the first time that Alliance Française will be part of the official programme of activities for the Nobel Laureate celebrations.
The play ‘Salome’, originally written in French by Oscar Wilde, has been translated into Kwéyòl by veteran dramatist Allan Weekes. The father-son team of Allan and Travis is well known for excellent Kwéyòl theatre productions. This project will be exciting as it will be performed in French and Kwéyòl simultaneously by actors Richard Ambroise and Tasha ‘Wendy’ Sealy of Saint Lucia and Emmelyne Octavie and Roland Zalian of Martinique.
‘Salome’ will be used as a stimulus for the panel discussion which will follow the play, the topic being ‘Linkages between French and Kwéyòl in Language, Literature and Culture. The panel for the evening will include Dame Pearlette Louisy as the special guest. The discussion will be moderated by Stephane Dovert, Regional Counselor for Cooperation at the French Embassy to the OECS Member States and Barbados in Castries.
Alliance Française is honoured to host these two events under the auspices of the Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy. The play ‘Salome’ will commence at 7:30 p.m. at The Pyramid, Point Seraphine, Castries. Admission to these events is free to the general public.