Louisbourg Lives by Bev Brett
In seven plays in two acts, many lives intersect and intertwine in 18th century Louisbourg during the summer before the British attack. The genres and styles range from melodrama, farce and comedy to tragedy and High Drama. An Acadian Fisherman captures a British ship singlehandedly and runs afoul of the French bureaucracy. A young merchant woos both an ageing widow and her daughter in his disastrous climb up the social ladder. Two children set out to interview the inhabitants of Louisbourg in a 20 minute musical farce. The plays can be produced as a whole or in part.
Year Printed: 2012
First produced in 2008 by the Bigot Theatre at Fortress Louisbourg.