THIS IS HOW WE GOT HERE

PRODUCED BY NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS
PRESENTED BY THE SHAW FESTIVAL

February 9 – 19, 2022
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

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Meet Lucille, Paul, Liset and Jim. Best friends, sisters, spouses – stumbling in the dark one year after a tragic loss. They struggle to find each other again, when a mysterious fox shows up with a curious gift. Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, This Is How We Got Here is a complex and hopeful story of letting go.

FINALIST of the 2018 Governor General Literary Award for Drama
WINNER of the 2020 Carol Bolt Award
WINNER of the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play

Education Resources
EXCERPT of the play
Previously presented at Native Earth

Content Warning*

CAST
Lucille –  Nicole Joy-Fraser
Paul – Kristopher Bowman
Liset – Jenn Forgie
Jim – Jonathan Fisher

CREATIVE TEAM 
Playwright & Director Keith Barker
Production Elder Albert Choken
Set Designer Shannon Lea Doyle
Associate Set Designer Kara Pankiw
Costume Designer Isidra Cruz
Lighting Designer Jennifer Lennon
Music and Sound Designer Christopher Stanton
Fight Director Richard Comeau


“I know what you’re trying to do; I appreciate it, I do, but please just sit with me.”
– THIS IS HOW WE GOT HERE

REVIEWS

“…a down-to-earth drama that is as hopeful as it is mournful, full of life and lovable characters”
– J.Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

“The dextrous telling of a familiar story..how reconnecting is not only possible but necessary.”
– Lisa McKeown, Now Magazine


*Content Warning:
The play mentions suicide and has a simulated gunshot.


SHOWTIMES

Wednesday February 9  | 1:00 PM – P, SM
Thursday February 10  | 1:00 PM – P, SM, SEA
Friday February 11 
|  1:00 PM
SM
Friday February 11  |  7:00 PM
Saturday February 12  |  6:00 PM – O, SOLD OUT

Thursday February 17 | 1:00 PM SM, SEA
Thursday February 17 | 7:00 PM
SEA
Friday February 18  |  1:00 PM – SM
Saturday February 19  | 1:00 PM SM
Saturday February 19  | 7:00 PM F

P: Preview  |  SM: Special Matinee  |  SEA: Shaw Express Available
O: Opening  |  F: Final Performance


TICKETS

Platinum: $28.25 – $66.67
Gold: $28.25 – $49.72
Blue: $28.25 – $36.16
Purple: $27.12