French Studies professor takes to the stage

French Studies professor Servanne Woodward takes her act out of the classroom and onto the stage as she is set to direct two upcoming plays in the London community.

De Mal en Pis (From Bad to Worse), written by Mariel Ouellette Mauvia, is an improvisational comedy in which seven actors farcically perform the worst of human qualities. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 14-15 and March 18-19 in the McManus Studio Theater, Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St.

Je Suis un Ontarien (I am an Ontarian), co-directed by Woodward and written by Gaston N. K. Mabaya, tells the story of a francophone immigrant settling in London, Ontario. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in Monseigneur Bruyère Catholic Secondary School, 920 Huron St.; 7:30 p.m. March 7 in Gabriel-Dumont Secondary School, 2463 Evans Blvd.; and 7:30 p.m. March 20-21 in the McManus Studio Theatre.

The two productions are collaborations between students and faculty from Western’s Department of French Studies and ACFO (French Canadian Association of Ontario-London-Sarnia).

Tickets are $20 for the general public; $10 for students and seniors; free under 15. They can be purchased at McManus Studio Theatre; Department of French Studies offices, ABH 2R34; or ACFO offices, 495 Richmond St., Suite 200.