July 14, 1999
RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD (CNB) -- Dinner theatre makes a triumphant return at the Village Historique Acadien (VHA) today.
Adopting the theme A Taste of Acadia (Goûtez à notre Acadie), the VHA has revamped its Acadian soirées this year. The new concept, designed to educate as well as entertain, takes guests back in time through the three different centuries portrayed by the village. The public can sit back and enjoy a guided tour of the development of the Acadian people through its cuisine, music, writings, and history.
The dinner theatre will be divided into four parts, each representing a specific era - the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and Acadia today. During each part, artists will regale the audience with anecdotes and historical facts relating to the era concerned. The musical pieces will be carefully chosen, and the instruments used will also be consistent with the period. The characters will be played by Antoine Landry, Éloi Haché, Théo Brideau, Olida Godin, Carl Gionet, and Sophie Chiasson.
In addition, a typical Acadian meal reflecting the different eras will be served. Hearty soup, round loaves of homemade bread, winter vegetable pie, and cinnamon rolls are on the menu.
Tickets are $26 for adults, $15 for children under the age of 12, and $24 for a group of eight or more, plus tax. For reservations, contact Mélany Grant at 506-726-2714.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Théo Brideau, Mélany Grant, or Normand Thériault, Village Historique Acadien, 506-726-2600.