By Drew Hayden Taylor
Directed by Andrea Boyd
November 8-11, and November 18-19
An off-the-chart musical comedy!
When a struggling blues band is invited to perform at a benefit concert for a remote First Nations community behind barricades, what follows is an uproarious exploration of politics, perceptions, and relationships. With a large ensemble cast, original music, and jokes that poke fun at all of us, this play is thoughtful, warm, funny, compassionate, and very entertaining.
The cast includes StFX students and staff, community members from Antigonish, and community members from Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation.
Musical direction by Jake Hanlon. Design by Ian Pygott.
Warning: Some mature content and adult language
Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning Canadian playwright. Raised on the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, his career as an artist has focused on educating the world about issues that reflect, celebrate, and interfere in the lives of Canada's First Nations. He has written extensively about Native humour and is a two-time Governor General Award nominee.
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