Les Filles du Roi
Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters), a gorgeous new trilingual musical written in English, French, and Kanien´kéha (Mohawk), is the powerful story of Kateri, a young Kanien´kehá:ka 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, Kanien´kehá:ka, French and English journeys collide, setting the stage for the Canada we know today.
"Les Filles du Roi's trilingual, feminist-Indigenous musical is a triumph. ..The level of ambition in Les Filles du Roi is off the charts; its overall success is a triumph. ..A work of monumental importance. Its reappraisal of some ugly history includes an abundance of beauty. " (The Georgia Straight)
"A sumptuous reimagining of our history. ..Reinventing the story of Canada--in ways that respect First Nations and women. It's thrilling. " (colinthomas. ca)
"A true Canadian vision - fractured through European and Indigenous perspectives" (The Globe and Mail)
"Ambitious. ..absolutely breathtaking to watch. " (Vancouver Presents)
"Lush, layered [. ..] gorgeous and highly evocative. ..More than a romance, it's a tale of reconciliation that the play suggests is the direction Canada needs to take. " (joledingham. ca)