The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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