We Are All Treaty People

13

Oct

2017

GTNT presents Dominion

  • October 13, 2017 8 pm - 10 pm
  • Studio 914 20th Street West

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A DARK, HONEST AND SOMETIMES RIDICULOUS LOOK AT OUR HISTORY AND RECONCILIATION

It’s a world premiere! Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre is proud to be the first to stage Andrea Ledding’s play Dominion Oct. 12 – 22, 2017. It’s a story of power, rules and the struggle to belong…it’s the story of Canada.  

We meet two couples Jack and Marie-Phillipe who’ve just moved into a new home and Tatawaw and Nimitaw, the previous owners who are now locked in the guest bathroom.

“This play is an analogy of Canada and its history,” explains director Curtis Peeteetuce.
“Canada is the estate and the bathroom is the reserve system.” The show takes audiences through time from the first settlers in the 1800s all the way up to present day.

When Dominon was chosen for the 2017/2018 season, Peeteetuce knew it was going to push boundaries.

“The first time I read it, I buried my face in my hands and thought, how am I going to do this?” He explains, “Staging this play forces you to really look at how dark, poignant and funny Canada’s history is. There’s just so much to it.”

Peeteetuce says this play does deal with weighty issues of race and politics but there are great moments of humour as well. “This show isn’t about creating white guilt,” he says. “It’s about looking at the relationships, the systems we live in and finding the humanness.”

GTNT hopes this show will open up new discussions about reconciliation. As the play puts is, “We’re counting on you to find a good finish!”

Tickets $15 - $20
 Phone 306-384-7727 www.persephonetheatre.org

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