Among them are Babekan and Toni who occupy the main house and are committed to the revolutionary cause.  A white soldier, Gustav, who has been separated from his regiment, arrives at their door, fearing for his life and seeking refuge.
Who will survive and who will die?  At stake here is not only the victory or defeat of the uprising, but also personal trust, betrayal, loss and recovery.

The purpose of this website is not only to introduce the play itself, but also to dive into the host of issues that the play raises, including the relevance of the Haitian Revolution to our lives today:

A longer version (5 minutes) of the video introduction to this play is available here.

Writer and director Michael French has written this personal message about “Betrayal in Haiti.”

 The pages of this website are independent learning modules. Some of the information on one page may re-appear in a different context on another.

Thanks to Margret Schaefer for suggesting this theatrical adaptation and contributing to its development.