The Governor of the Dew by Floyd Favel (in the French translation Le Maître de la rosée)
The Governor of the Dew emerged from a story that the playwright Floyd Favel’s mother told him. The nostalgia of this marvelous world is carried by three characters: the narrator, his mother and the old woman Rosie. A story that the old beaver tells Rosie is tragic: the white woman whom he had brought with him into the cabin had made all of the beavers sick. All the members of his family are dead except himself. His love had caused the demise of his people. The play evokes in filigree the story of the population of the Canadian west and the consequences for the Cree people – sickness and death.
Originally from the Cree community of Pound Maker in the north of Saskatchewan, Floyd wrote this play when his mother died. The Governor of the Dew is a story inspired by his relationship with her.
2012 February 8 to 25 – Montreal, Denise-Pelletier Theatre
Playwright: Floyd Favel
Translator: Jean-Frédéric Messier
Director: Catherine Joncas
Movement Director/Directorial Collaborator: Francine Alepin
Actors: Catherine Joncas, Jean-Frédéric Messier & Kathia Rock
Set Designer: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle
Costume Designer: Sharon Scott
Lighting Designer: Yan Lee Chan
Musical Conception: Jean-Frédéric Messier
Assistant Director: Josiane Fontaine-Zuchowski
Stage Manager: Emanuelle Langelier
Technical Director: Geoff Levine