Franco-American La Fête du Printemps festival to be held March 25-27 at Biddeford’s City Theater/Salle de l’Opéra
BIDDEFORD—Biddeford’s third annual celebration of Franco-American arts and culture has undergone a lively makeover, including a new name and new events.
The newly dubbed La Fête du Printemps—best translated as a “Celebration of Spring”—is a festival highlighting the creativity of New England’s Franco-American population. The free weekend of events will feature Franco-American folk art, French Canadian and Acadian music, and Franco-American theater performed in both English and French.
Biddeford’s City Theater/Salle de l’Opéra will host La Fête du Printemps from Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 at the City Theater located in the Biddeford City Hall at 205 Main Street.
The preliminary schedule of events includes:
Friday, March 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 25, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
There will also be a reading of an excerpt of Normand Beaupré’s “La Souillonne” performed by a local actor.
Sunday, March 27, 2:30 p.m. (matinee) and 7:30 p.m. (evening
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! Admission to all La Fête du Printemps events is free, and made possible by generous grants from La Société St. Jean Baptiste de Bienfaisance, Le Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques, and the Heart of Biddeford as a member of the CC=ED Consortium, an intiative funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Engine, a Biddeford-based community arts organization, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance are providing media sponsorship.
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