by Margo Kane
Directed by Corey Payette
Starring Paula-Jean Prudat
Produced by Urban Ink in association with Arts Club Theatre and the Talking Stick Festival with the support of the National Arts Centre – English Theatre.
February 16-25 | Opens Feb 17
Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Moonlodge premiered in 1990 and has toured throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia to much acclaim. Playwright Margo Kane is the only actor to ever perform this significant solo work. Now, after a 17-year hiatus, Kane has gifted Urban Ink with the opportunity to give her show a second life. Passing the torch to actor Paula-Jean Prudat and director Corey Payette, this production introduces Kane’s influential work to a new generation, while reconnecting its former audience with a much beloved classic.
Kane has said that she “hoped that Moonlodge will be a part of the healing of our people. We have survived tremendous losses with a sense of humour, dignity and honour. We are capable of determining our own future and that of our children.”
Agnes is a girl who was removed from her home and family by Child Welfare government services. She grows up in a series of foster homes, away from the warmth and support of her family and her cultural community. Popular media depicting Aboriginal people both fascinate and disgust Agnes. In the 1960s she joins many others hitchhiking across America, and in that journey she discovers the authentic voice inside her that had been silenced, but never lost. Inspired by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women, who continue to encourage and guide her, Margo Kane created Moonlodge to honour mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers and to motivate others on their journeys home.
What Vancouver audiences are saying:
“I absolutely loved PJ Prudat in Margo Kane’s Moonlodge last night. Go now before this gem is gone.”
“Bravo Urban Ink on Moonlodge! Great production! Strong & talented female lead in this 1-woman show!”
“Moonlodge is not to be missed. Powerful, honest work.”
“Just saw Moonlodge. PJ Prudat’s performance was phenomenal. Want to see more of her & Urban Ink Go see it!”
“If you’re in Vancouver, you should see this show. It’s beautiful.”
“Got to see a classic at the Talking Stick Festival! Moonlodge by Margot Kane is a tightly wound story that explodes beyond the time & space of this stage.”
“Paula-Jean Prudat brought me on Agnes’ journey in the best way possible, and I felt like I was right there, tears, laughter, wonder – the whole shebang. It’s been a long time since I’ve given a standing ovation at a theatre show, but I did today.”
Tickets for ‘Under 30’ – $20
Regular price tickets – $27
February 18th 2pm – Pay What You Can: Admission is by donation (CASH ONLY). Tickets available at the door at 1pm. Subject to availability. Advanced tickets for this performance are full price.
February 21st 8pm – ASL interpreted performance.
To book seats specially reserved for patrons interested in the ASL interpretation on Feb 21, please email the VanTix Box Office at email@example.com
February 22nd – Talkback following the performance
February 23 8pm – 2-for-1 tickets at the door starting at 7pm
Subject to availability. Advanced tickets for this performance are full price.
This new production of Moonlodge began with the support from the National Arts Centre – English Theatre and undercurrents Festival in Ottawa as part of their 2015-16 season.