ALLIANCE FRANCAISE PRESENTS BASTILLE DAY
Alliance Francaise of Saint Lucia will be celebrating Bastille Day on July 14, 2017 by hosting and producing a Live Theatre Production titled ‘Bastille Day’.
Bastille Day is celebrated in France on July 14 annually as the anniversary of the great French Revolution of 1789.
The history of France, in particular the period of the French Revolution, is strongly linked to the history of Saint Lucia. Alliance Francaise endeavours to re-enact many of the scenes through live theatre, with the backdrop of Pigeon Island National Landmark being the perfect location due to its historical infrastructure and background.
The Alliance Francaise has sought over one hundred up-and-coming actors as well as seasoned actors from Saint Lucia for this event.
The young actors are students of history, French and the theatre arts from various schools on the island. They will be experiencing a unique method of acting as they will be performing the actions while audio lines ar broadcast - there will be no memorizing of lines from a script. This will serve as a showcase for the actors as the visibility is important for links for their future careers.
The intention is that the production ‘Bastille Day’ will be an evening of education and entertainment which will bring to the fore the link between Saint Lucia and France historically and even to this present day.
Bastille Day Live Theatre Sound and Light Show will take place at Pigeon Island National Landmark on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm with free admission.