Tai Amy Grauman; Photo by bb collective

The Cultch Presents

You Used to Call Me Marie…

By Tai Amy Grauman

Savage Society (Vancouver)
World Premiere

April 18–28

Box Office Hours


Monday 12 -6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 12-4pm

Open 1 hour prior to every show

An epic Métis love story.

We follow Iskwewo, Napew, and Mistatim through eight intertwined stories of love, loss, and the fight of the Métis people as the Métis nations emerge across the plains amidst the fur trade’s robust colonization. As we experience the love stories shared by the Callihoos, through the political uprisings of the 1930s and into the present day, we witness their struggle to protect their people and celebrate their resilient sovereignty as Métis women.


The Draw

Experience the premiere of this new work by Jessie Award-winning playwright, Tai Amy Grauman, inspired by the stories of Métis women in her family (the Callihoos). Produced by Savage Society, the company that brought you Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer.

Show Credits

Produced by Savage Society (Vancouver)
Written by Tai Amy Grauman


Quotes & Media Coverage

“Lovers reunite through important moments in history in play ‘You Used to Call me Marie’”

“Star people reunite through history in new play by Métis actor/writer”

—Crystal St. Pierre interview Tai Amy Grauman, Regina Leader–Post

“Audiences will be captivated by this epic story of the Métis Nation as seen through the eyes (and souls) of two star-crossed lovebirds.”

—Colette Poitras, Manager, Indigenous Public Library Outreach, Edmonton, Alberta

“It articulated my family story and the story of so many of our families. It was perfect.”

—Christi Belcourt, Métis Visual Artist

Ticket Prices

Section Pricing:

Section A+: $49
Section A: $44
Section B: $39
Section C: $29

Pay-What-You-Choose Tickets:

We are thrilled to offer pay-what-you-choose pricing on select performances!  We encourage you to pay as you are able and help support the creation of these shows.

Anniversary Pricing

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are offering $25 tickets to select performances! That's two tickets for $50!


Thurs, Apr 18, 7:30pm

Fri, Apr 19, 7:30PM

Sat, Apr 20, 7:30PM

Sun, Apr 21, 2PM

Tues, Apr 23, 7:30PM

Wed, Apr 24, 7:30PM

Thurs, Apr 25, 7:30PM

fri, Apr 26, 7:30PM

sat, Apr 27, 2:00PM

sat, Apr 27, 7:30PM

Sun, Apr 28, 2:00PM

Evening Shows: 7:30 PM
April 18: Preview
April 19: Opening
April 20, 24–27
April 23: Talkback

Matinees: 2:00 PM
April 21: Talkback
April 27, 28

Save up to 30%
with a Season Ticket Package!

Choose 5, Choose 3, and Flex Passes available


The Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation is proud to support Indigenous Programming at The Cultch


The Cultch offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances, Live Audio described performance in partnership with VocalEye and Relaxed Performances for a less restrictive environment. Those who do not require these accessibility features will not experience any disturbance to the performance.

Find out more about our Accessibile performance options.