Penobscot Theatre Company-“Je Ne Suis Pas Evangeline”
April 22 @ 12:01 am - May 9 @ 11:59 pm
“To close out Penobscot Theatre Company’s Main Course series, PTC has commissioned Atlanta-based theatre company, Théâtre du Rêve to create a film that brings the stories of Acadian and other Francophone women to life through the lens of Maine poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie. Written in 1847, the poem gave Acadians the dignity of a narrative for their traumatic displacement and genocide at the hands of the British in 1755.
While Evangeline was an instant hit, the central romantic heroine, Evangeline is a myth. Je ne suis pas Evangeline (I am not Evangeline) brings the stories of real Acadian women to life and examines how these strong, opinionated women – from farmers to mill workers to suffragists, are woven into Maine’s contemporary fabric” For more information and for ticket purchases, please visit: https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/evangeline/.