November 26, 1971 marks the day Viola Leger put on a performance of Antonine Maillet’s famous play, La Sagouine for a Moncton, New Brunswick radio station.
La Sagouine is a series of dramatic monologues by an illiterate but philosophical Acadian cleaning woman. It was brilliantly written in French Acadian.
It was first performed on stage at Moncton, New Brunswick’s Les Feux-Chalins, by a troupe founded by Father Jean-Guy Gagnon, in 1969. The first English performance was on CBC, in 1979, in Moncton.
To get a preview of the English La Sagouine e book, visit Google Books.