The National Battlefields Commission partners with the theatre performance, Sur les traces de La Corrivaux

News release

June 7, 2018 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission           

For a sixth consecutive year, the National Battlefields Commission is proud to partner with the theatre performance of Sur les traces de La Corrivaux presented by the municipality of Saint-Vallier. On Saturday, August 25, some 100 resident volunteers will revive the legend in Saint-Vallier de Bellechasse, the town where Marie-Joseph Corrivaux was born and lived.

Quick facts

  • 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 after whom the legend of La Corriveau is named. 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. Learn about the true but tragic story of a woman convicted of murdering her second husband, Louis-Étienne Dodier.

  • The staging and storyline were crafted by the National Battlefields Commission's activities team. For the most part, casting will feature residents of Saint-Vallier. Some fifty actors in period costume will play the roles of those present at Marie-Joseph Corrivaux's trial.

  • Saturday August 25, 2018, at the Église de Saint-Vallier (church). Entertainment at the church square starts at 7:15 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at a cost of $35 (reserved seat). Not recommended for children under 13.

  • Information and reservations:,, 581-748-3024.

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Nathalie Allaire
Coordinator, Communications Service
The National Battlefields Commission

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