BRANDON, MB – Hawkweed Literary Forum at Brandon University in conjunctions with Theatre Projects Manitoba present “Almighty Voice and His Wife” by acclaimed Ontario playwright Daniel David Moses, with direction by Michael Greyeyes, on the Evans Theatre stage next week.
The play tells the tale of a young couple — he is the historically significant Almighty Voice, a Saskatchewan Cree who was charged with killing a cow on Crown land in 1885, and she is his new wife. Though they are blissfully in love, but it is 1895 and they are members of the first generation following the Riel Rebellion. It is suddenly difficult for the people who followed the buffalo to live happily ever after. What are they going to do? It’s still a bit early to go into show business.
“Almighty Voice and His Wife” shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier: The “renegade Indian story” transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history, making it a modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.
The play will be presented in Brandon the evenings of November 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., as well as at 1 p.m. on November 18. This touring production features Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s pre-eminent Aboriginal theatre company.
Tickets will be $22 for general admission, $18 for seniors and $15 for students.