Set in antebellum Louisiana, the centerpiece of Le Code Noir is Congo Square. This historical outdoor drama is a functional journey rather than a theoretical lecture on Louisiana history. Written by Mark R. Sumner and Tommye Myrick, the play, based on the creative dramatization of historical events, presents and explores themes in Louisiana and U.S. History, centers on regionally and nationally recognized figures, dramatizes a story of survival that has the power to create a new sense of appreciation of the fascinating events in Louisiana’s history and the making of this country. It is a living history which explores themes and events of profound consequence in human history. It chronicles the life of an 18-year-old enslaved African girl who arrives to the auction block in New Orleans from Saint-Domingue in 1794. Over the next forty years, she experiences major events in American History, including the Treaty of San IIdefonso, - Spanish cession of Louisiana to France, 1800, the Louisiana Purchase, the Revolt of 1811, the Battle of New Orleans, and New Orleans' first Mardi Gras in1837.