Children of God
A musical by Corey Payette
The Cultch – World Premiere – York Theatre (Vancouver )
May 16-June 3, 2017
Opening Night May 18, 2017
National Arts Centre English Theatre – Mainstage (Ottawa)
June 7-18, 2017
Opening Night Friday June 9, 2016
Children of God is a gorgeous, powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children are 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.