Deux Femmes on the Edge de la Revolution Part II: Tigress of San Domingue

By France-Luce Benson
Directed by Christina Acosta Robinson

The second installment of Benson’s Haitian Revolution trilogy, Deux Femmes on the Edge de la Revolution Part 2, continues the journey of Cécile, an enslaved African healer turned rebel soldier, and Valentine, a French woman sold into marriage to a plantation master form an unlikely alliance. As Toussaint L’Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines continue the fight for freedom and equality, both women are forced to choose between their obligations to fulfill a prophecy, and their allegiance to the new nation rising from the ashes.

Please note: This is one of three readings presented in the TISCH DRAMA STAGE Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival, in collaboration with the Camargo Foundation. Learn more.