Dark Heart (2018)
Thought for Food
Playwright: Genevieve Adam
Director: Tyler J. Seguin
The Assembly Theatre
January 24th, 2018 – February 11th, 2018
New France, 1661. A young French bride disappears into the forest. Has she run off to be with her lover, or is there something more sinister in the woods? While rumours of a supernatural creature spread through the settlement, everyone seems to be hunting for the missing woman, including an Indigenous fur trapper, the local doctor, a newly-arrived French soldier, and her jealous husband. But perhaps one of them is the beast that they fear.
Dark Heart is a suspenseful new play that retells the story of New France as a taut historical thriller. Touching on the European myth of the loup-garou (werewolf) and Indigenous legends of shape-shifting, this play challenges the traditional colonial narrative by giving a strong voice to both female and Indigenous characters. (thought4food.ca)