by Drew Hayden Taylor
Presented in partnership with Firehall Arts Centre
May 2-17, 2015
Directed by Renae Morriseau
Set and Lighting Design by
Costume Design by
While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear him acknowledge the terrible abuse inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican bishop George King to his office and confronts him.
“I guess it helps when you are the same race as God.” – Johnny
Running time is approximately 85 mins.
Audience Advisory: Mature content.
Tickets $15-$25, available online.
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“[An] emotional, engaging 90-minute battle of wits… Both Ravensbergen and Hauff give strong performances, taking the volleys of accusations and denials to heart-rending extremes.”
NNNN – NOW Magazine
“While Johnny, played with heart and spirit by Lisa C Ravensbergen, is the manic, twisted, charming scene-stealer of the show, King, played by Thomas Hauff has a subtle complexity that makes him more than just a stereotypical predator.” – Mooney on Theatre
“This play is not only educational in its premise, but also moving with its dialogue and performances.” – theXTRAmile
“a gripping play… the subject would be overwhelmingly bleak if it weren’t for [Taylor’s] occasional rays of comedy” – Torontoist
“Lisa C. Ravensbergen gives an electric performance” – Scene Changes
“Sometimes humour is an entry point into conflict that eases people into that world and then surprises them with the things they are able to confront.” – Lisa C. Ravensbergen talks to NOW Magazine
“What surprised me the most was that I could still find some humour in the story, albeit dark humour. But to me, that most exemplifies the Native community, humour and tragedy walking side-by-side.”
– Drew Hayden Taylor talks to She Does the City
Drew Hayden Taylor
Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter and journalist from the Curve Lake First Nation. Some of Drew’s 26 books have been translated into Spanish, Slovenian, Italian and German. His plays have seen over 80 productions. His future projects include a book of Native science fiction short stories, a screenplay based on his highly successful comedy play The Berlin Blues, and the publication of Me Artsy, the continuation in his exploration of various aspects of Native culture that began with Me Funny and Me Sexy. And finding the time to do the laundry.
Firehall Arts Centre
Firehall Arts Centre is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is located in a heritage fire station built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances and acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions in its intimate gallery/lounge. Each year the Centre hosts over two hundred performances. Learn more about Firehall Arts Centre