So Mote it be
Live on stage...
"So mote it be: the musical" will be born at its world premiere this summer 2022 in Toronto via the platform of the Fringe festival and with the help from Canada Council for the Arts!
This is the story of three historical witches: Marie-Josephte Corriveau, the most famous folklore figure of Québec; Tituba from Salem's witch trials and Alice Kyteler a.k.a The Merry Widow. They have been bind into soul sisterhood by a prophecy that compelled them into coming back to the present time of Toronto 2023 after spending 123 years isolated together in a cabin in the woods. Their mission is to re-establish the balance between the creative and destructive energy of the world. Once in the Big City, they became strippers, this exotic world is a portal into the power paradoxes of our society.
This play is based on "So Mote It Be" the series, currently written by Cassandra Sirois. However, the play will be focused on the story of Marie-Josephte Corriveau who has been the victim of folk legends that have demonized her, presuming she killed a total of 7 husbands, hence she was hanged, her body was caged and hung from a gallow. In this show, we are wanting to give her her voice back and let her tell her side of the story.
Marie-Josephte fell for Liam a customer from the stripclub and as they get to know each other, M-J is juggling with the idea of revealing the truth about her past to Liam, but Alice and Tituba's strong opinions on the matter are playing with her heart and mind. This will unleash the unsettled memories of her past and as she is struggling with her own traumas with men. M-J doesn't want to repeat the foolish mistakes her soul sisters have made with falling in the mold of the patriarchal monogamy that has imprisoned, persecuted and caged them but on the other hand she can't deny her visceral need to connect on a deep level with this man.
Through this tearing exploration of M-J’s traumas caused by the destructive energies of humanity, we will navigate pieces of Alice’s battle with mental health and her desire to quit this world without being able to and Tituba’s still vibrant anger for the men who enslaved her and who seem to still have a grasp on her emotional freedom.
Follow the development of the show on Instagram : @somoteitbethemusical