From the creators of the ground-breaking hit, Children of God, Urban Ink is excited to present the world premiere of a cutting-edge new Canadian musical, Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters) by Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac.
Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters) is a gorgeous new trilingual musical written in English, French, and Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), with English subtitles, from the creators of last season’s groundbreaking Children of God.
The powerful story of Kateri, a young Mohawk girl, and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in 1665. They forge an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jeanne Lespérance, whose dreams of a new life are more complicated than she could have imagined.
Over the course of a year, Mohawk, French and English journeys collide setting the stage for the Canada we know today. Payette’s music connects the heartbeat of the drum and the soaring voices of our female ancestors in a thrilling contemporary score, weaving three languages and rivaling the beauty of Canada’s most stunning landscapes.
Fugue Theatre has commissioned Julie McIsaac and Corey Payette to create this project as a way to address the historical roots of the current debates about migration, cultural diversity, gender equality and Indigenous sovereignty. The project draws on the writers’ personal connections to their French and Indigenous heritage, historical research and cultural collaboration with Mohawk community.
Recommended for ages 14+ due to some sexual content.
Les Fillets Du Roi plays at the York Theatre, 639 Commerical Drive, Vancouver until May 27 2018
May 17 at 8PM: Opening Night
May 18–19 and 22–26: 8PM
May 19 at 2PM: Pay What You Can (pay this special ticket price at the door)
May 20 at 2PM: 2 for 1 Tickets (use promo code “Deux”); ASL Interpreted Performance
May 23 at 1:30PM: Special student Matinee & Talkback (Student tickets $15) – SOLD OUT!
May 26 at 2PM: Talkback
May 27 at 2PM: Final performance!
[Special student offer: $20 tickets all dates]
[Special Cultch subscriber offer: $25 tickets through Tuesday May 22]