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La Table des Veuves by Le Theatre 'Cadien (1982)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-28

Duration: 00:58:42

Subjects: Theater | French language | Le Theatre 'Cadien | Acadians | CAJUNS | Cajun French dialect


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Trotter, Phoebe Guest
  • Guidry, Richard Guest
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Trotter, Phoebe Performer
  • LaFleur, Amanda Performer
  • Broussard, Earlene Performer
  • Landreneau, Robert Performer
  • Savoy, Shirley Performer


This episode of the series “En Francais” from November 28, 1982, features James Fontenot’s interview with Phoebe Trotter and Richard Guidry of Le Theatre Cadien, a local theater group in Lafayette, Louisiana, that produces and performs original plays in the Cajun French dialect. Fontenot then presents Le Theatre Cadien’s performance of the play “La Table des Veuves.” The play features a story about Cajuns out on the town on a Saturday night. It centers on a group of widows who gather to exchange news, old love stories, and glances with eligible men at a local bar. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.