CO-PRESENTED BY NIGHTWOOD THEATRE
AND NATIVE EARTH
May 8-12, 2019
Inner Elder takes the audience on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush (from APTN’s Blackstone, CBC’s North of 60, Arctic Air) as she explores her own inner elder.
Through storytelling, we follow a young Indigenous girl navigating a world of alcoholic adults, aliens, and the spiritual presence of her guiding grandmothers, who seamlessly transforms into a mischievous old woman. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous clowning, this powerful award-nominated show offers a magical experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.
Written & Performed by Michelle Thrush
Directed by Karen Hines
Lighting & Scenic Design by Sandi Somers
Composed by Sandy Scofield
Sound Design by JP Lord Sound Design
Stage Management & Lighting Direction by Cimmeron Meyer
Produced by Grant Burns
Running Time: 60 minutes. No intermission.
Post-Show Talkback after Matinee shows.
★★★★ “A master storyteller…Thrush’s recollection is so vivid, it sears itself into your consciousness.” – Calgary Herald
Wednesday May 8 | 8 pm – *Sold Out*
Thursday May 9 | 1 pm – Post-Show Talkback
Thursday May 9 | 8 pm – *Limited Tickets Left*
Friday May 10 | 1 pm – Post-Show Talkback
Friday May 10 | 8 pm – *Sold Out*
Saturday May 11 | 2 pm – Post-Show Talkback
Saturday May 11 | 8 pm
Sunday May 12 | 2 pm
Seniors / Students / Arts Worker $25
As Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood Theatre provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women. Learn more here.
Photo by Ben Laird; Visual by Mariah Meawasige