Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion


April 26-May 10, 2020
Aki Studio

Cancelled until further notice.

Bobby Rabbit has some unfinished business with Canada’s first prime minister. When Bobby learns that his grandfather’s medicine bundle lies mouldering in a British museum, another casualty of the residential school system, he enlists his friend to execute an epic heist and secure the ultimate bargaining chip – the bones of Sir John A.

Multi-award winning Ojibway playwright, Drew Hayden Taylor  serves up an uproariously funny and sharply inquisitive new play exploring the possibility of reconciliation while urgently questioning past and contemporary forms of Canadian colonialism.

Hugh Herbie Barnes
Bobby Rabbit Sid Bobb
Sir John A Martin Julien
Anya Katie Ryerson

Playwright Drew Hayden Taylor
Director Jim Millan
Projection Designer Nick Bottomley
Music Director Moe Berg
Set and Costume Designer Anna Treusch
Lighting Designer Echo Zhou
Production Manager Bryan Batty

“A smart, punchy story that’s bolstered by sharp satire,
a quirky musical score…and a refreshing dose of humour.”
– Ottawa Citizen

“Drew bravely and masterfully touches up all of his stories
with humour where one usually would not find it.”
Anishinabek News


Sunday April 26  |  2:00 PM – Preview
Tuesday April 28  |  8:00 PM – Preview, PWYC

Wednesday April 29  |  8:00 PM – Opening
Thursday April 30  |  8:00 PM
Friday May 1  |  8:00 PM
Saturday May 2 |  8:00 PM
Sunday May 3  |  2:00 PM 

Tuesday May 5  |  8:00 PM – PWYC
Wednesday May 6  |  8:00 PM 
Thursday May 7  |  8:00 PM 
Friday May 8  |  8:00 PM 
Saturday May 9  |  8:00 PM
Sunday May 10  |  2:00 PM 


Previews  |  $15

Tuesdays | Pay-What-You-Can

Weekday General  |  $25
Weekday Senior, Student, Arts Worker  |  $20

Weekend General  |  $30
Weekend Senior, Student, Arts Worker  |  $25

Header Visual by Mariah Meawasige