Alliance Francaise hosting theatre from French Guiana

Castries, Saint Lucia – November 28, 2016 – Alliance Francaise of Saint Lucia with its Director Evelyne Gasse, is fulfilling its mandate of cultural exchange between the English speaking countries and the French Territories of the region, by hosting the play ‘A Petites Pierres’ (translation ‘With Small Stones’).

This is a play written by Gustave Akakpo.  It has been written in the French language which is spoken in Togo, Africa,  which is very close to the Creole language of French Guiana of the ‘Bushinengués’ and includes many proverbs with African Twists.

The actors are from the Company Cie Ks and CO of French Guiana with stage Directorship by Ewlyne Guillaume.

The play is about a young girl in a village who allows herself to be seduced by “one who returns from the mainland”  and this  is a crime.  Her father and ex-future father-in-law are in agreement to organize the stoning of this young woman, as is the custom, because according to tradition,  the body of the woman belongs to the man.  

Her eldest sister, being a feminist assisted by the girl’s young lover tries to foil the stoning by using countless strategies.

The play combines all the misunderstandings, mixes the tragic with the burlesque, the poetry and the trivia, it is also juicy and very colorful, savage and yet humanistic.  A Petites Pierres is a mixture of comedy and tragedy which brings lots of laughter but also many anxious moments.  

This play takes place at The Alliance Francaise, The Pyramid, Point Seraphine, Wednesday November 30th at 8:00pm.  It is free for all members of the Alliance Francaise.