God and the Indian, play at the Firehall Arts Centre Vancouver

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Firehall Arts Centre

A chance encounter between Johnny, a Cree woman who grew up in a residential school, and a priest who once taught her brings up old wounds. Wanting to hear the truth from him, she follows Anglican Assistant Bishop George King to his office and confronts him.  As Johnny sifts through her memories, the two are hurled back 40 years into their shared past. Celebrated Aboriginal playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, explores the complex process of healing with this heartbreaking and beautifully told story that flashes with moments of his trademark irreverent humour.

Written by Drew Hayden Taylor. Directed by Renae Morrisseau.

  • Convincing and compelling? -BrokenLeg Reviews
  • We need to hear the stories Taylor is telling.? – Georgia Straight
  • Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no shortcuts.?
  • Justice Murray Sinclair (Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission)

Artist Talkback on Thursdays – 120 minutes

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

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.

Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm & 8pm | Sun Matinee 3pm | Weds 1pm | Preview Wed May 20, 8pm

Tues-Wed & Matinees: 27$, Seniors 22$, Children 12$

Thurs-Sat: 32$, Seniors & Artists 27$, Children 14$

Any day under 30 years old 22$ / Half price preview Wed May 20, 8pm / Pay-What-You-Can Weds 1pm

For more information please call us at 604-689-0691

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