A New Musical by Corey Payette
York Theatre: May 17 – June 3, 2017 – Vancouver
An Urban Ink (Vancouver) Production in collaboration with NAC English Theatre, in association with Raven Theatre (Vancouver) / The Cultch (Vancouver)
Children of God is a gorgeous, powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. The story of Rita, a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, Tom and Julia, who never knew she came, pushes toward redemption. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First Nations music, Payette’s profoundly moving score also includes echoes of provocative Broadway masterpieces such as Fun Home and Next to Normal.
“I saw this production in Kamloops on the third night of a small festival season presented by the Western Canadian Theatre Company. I’m sure they could have sold out three times for the number of people clamouring to get in, all after word of mouth had spread from the first two nights about this powerful musical by Oji-Cree writer Corey Payette. I knew after the first scene that it was destined for Canada’s stage.” – Jillian Keiley, Artistic director, NAC English Theatre
“Every once in a while someone as special as Corey Payette comes along with a project as special as this. Children of God was developed as part of The Collaborations because it was so extraordinary, passionate and beautiful.” –SARAH GARTON STANLEY
VANCOUVER PRODUCTION: MAY 17 – JUNE 3, 2017
May 17 & 18: 7pm Preview
May 19: 7pm Opening Night
May 20, 23 – 27, 30 – 31 & June 1 – 3: 7pm Evening shows
May 21, 28 & June 3: 2pm Afternoon matinées
Talkback after all shows
ASL Interpreted Performance: May 21, 2PM
Vocal Eye Interpreted Performance: May 28, 2PM
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Tickets from just $20!
Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com
OTTAWA PRODUCTION: JUNE 7 – 18, 2017
June 7 & 8: 7:30pm Preview
June 9: 7:30pm Opening night
June 10, 13 – 17: 7:30pm Evening shows
June 10, 17, 18: 2pm Afternoon matinées
Talkback after shows on June 14 & 15
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Tickets from just $25!
Tickets available now through the NAC: 1-888-991-2787 or nac-can.ca
To view the program, click here.
Producer – Christie Watson
Production Manager – Adrian Muir
Head of Wardrobe – Darryl Milot
Props Master – Carol Macdonald
Sound Board Operator – Kyra Soko
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