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July 16, 2014 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission

The National Battlefields Commission is pleased to collaborate for a second consecutive year on the stage show Sur les traces de La Corrivaux, presented by the municipality of Saint-Vallier. The show will be put on this August 22 and 23 as part of a weekend program in Saint-Vallier, Marie-Josephte Corrivaux’s birthplace and residence.


  • Musicians, actors, and extras will play the role of historical figures and take turns telling the dramatic story of this young woman who marked history and left her name in the legend of La Corriveau. Sur les traces de La Corrivaux presents the real facts of the trial, her execution, and the legends still very much alive in the collective imagination. The true and tragic story of a woman convicted of murdering her second husband, Louis-Étienne Dodier—was she a victim of the times?
  • Staging and casting are being handled by the National Battlefields Commission’s activities team. Some fifty Saint-Vallier residents in period clothing will play the roles of those present at Corrivaux’s trial.
  • August 22 and 23, 2014, 7:30 pm., at the Saint-Vallier Church. Tickets $25 (general admission) and $35 (reserved seats). Not recommended for ages 13 and under. In French only.
  • Information and reservations: 418-261-9282,,


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Nathalie Allaire
Outreach and Media Relations Officer
Communications Division
The National Battlefields Commission

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