STORYTELLER – “TRISTAN ET ISEUT” With Stéphanie BeneteauDate/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, September 27
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alliance Française Ottawa
About Stéphanie Beneteau:
Stéphanie Bénéteau grew up hearing stories in three languages. Her French-Canadian father told her stories of a bank robber and his dog, her American mother read to her every night, and the children in the Italian village where she grew up told her stories of the witch that lived at the end of the street. She studied literature and education before finding her true vocation as a storyteller, a career she has been pursuing full time since 1996. She has put on a solo of erotic stories, a show of stories from the Arabian Nights which she toured in Europe, and most recently the story of Tristan and Iseult for which she received a grant from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec. Stéphanie tells ancient myths and legends from the oral tradition in a lyrical, feminine voice touched with a hint of saucy humour. She also tells extensively to children.
About “Tristan et Iseut”:
Erotic passion and murderous rage succeed each other in this medieval love story that keeps audiences enthralled until the cliff-hanging finale. King Marc of Cornwall, his wife Iseult of Ireland and his nephew Tristan are caught in a tragic love triangle. Watch as they weave their way through danger and delight, accompanied by a motley crew of secondary characters, lepers, dwarves and servants who add color and humour to the tale. Love, laughter, sea voyages, dragons, beautiful green-eyed maidens and psychic dwarves, noble knights and cuckolded kings: all is in place for an unforgettable voyage.
Free entrance for members and AFO students.
$5 for non members.