God & the Indian

Date(s) - May 28, 2015 - May 30, 2015
All Day

Firehall Arts Centre

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“Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no shortcuts.”

– Justice Murray Sinclair (Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission)

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 Morriseau. Starring Lisa C. Ravensbergen and Thomas Hauff.

Set and lighting design by Lauchlin Johnston, costumes by Alex Danard, and stage managed by Emma Hammond and Jillian Perry.

A Firehall Arts Centre /Native Earth Performing Arts Co-Production. Part of a national tour that includes performances in Toronto (May 2 – 17).


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