sep 16 | York Theatre | 7PM

The CBC Massey Lectures

Laughing With the Trickster: On Sex, Death, and Accordions

sep 16

In this brilliant, jubilant Massey Lecture, one of the world’s most treasured Indigenous creators provides spectacular insights into the glory and anguish of life. Celebrated author and playwright Tomson Highway brings his signature irreverence to an exploration of five themes central to the human condition: language, creation, sex and gender, humour, and death. An exhilarating tour through Christian, classical, and Cree mythologies reveals their contributions to Western thought, life, and culture—and how North American Indigenous mythologies provide unique, timeless solutions to our modern problems. Along the way, Tomson Highway also offers generous personal anecdotes, including accounts of his beloved accordion-playing, caribou-hunting father, and plentiful Trickster stories as curatives for the all-out unhappiness caused by today’s patriarchal, colonial systems. Laugh with the legendary Tomson Highway as he illuminates a healing, hilarious way forward.

Showtimes & Dates

Sep 16 – 7PM

ticket Prices

General:  $35.00

Senior:  $30.00

Student: $25.00

Reserved Seating.

Venue Location

York Theatre
639 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, BC


Box office info

1895 Venables St.

Mon to Fri: 12–4PM,
and 1 hour prior to all performances

Show details

Occasional humorous sexual references.

Occasional humorous sexual references.