Children of God
A new musical by Corey Payette | World Premiere | An Urban Ink (Vancouver) Production in collaboration with National Arts Centre English Theatre, in association with Raven Theatre (Vancouver) / The Cultch (Vancouver)
MAY 17 – JUN 3, 2017
In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit.
THE DRAW: Inspired by First Nations music, Payette’s moving score also includes echoes of Broadway masterpieces such as Fun Home and Next to Normal.
Contains swearing and sexual content. Due to the potentially triggering content of the performance, Emotional Support Workers will be available to provide support to audience members who may require it.
If you see one work of theatre this year, make it this one” – Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail
This is a brave work, and a starting point for important conversations …See it. – Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight
There were tears; there was jubilation. Going back to the very roots of theatre, it was a rare experience of communion – Jo Ledingham
Children of God is necessary…Go see it – Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca
Not a dry eye in the house, as far as I could see – Lincoln Kaye, Vancouver Observer
Children of God will stand as a catharsis for some, an introduction for others, yet a point of connection for us all – Chelsey Stuyt, Vancouver Presents
I think musicals can do that. They open up people’s hearts. All of a sudden you see this person, you care about them. Wouldn’t that change our world if people really cared about indigenous people?” – Corey Payette in interview with Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight
Children of God is a generous gift that helped me understand my role in the process of reconciliation as a non-Indigenous Canadian. It’s an inspiring and immediate call to action, and essential viewing for anyone who lives on this land”
—Performer and playwright, Christine Quintana
May 17 – 18, 7PM: Preview
May 19, 7PM: Opening Night
May 20, 23 – 27 30 – 31 + Jun 1 – 3: 7PM
May 21, 28 + Jun 3: 2PM
2 hours 20 minutes including intermission. Please note there will be an additional 30 minute discussion following each performance.
We are pleased to offer a VocalEye Live Described Performance for patrons who are blind, partially sighted, and visually impaired on May 28 and an ASL Interpreted Performance on May 21.
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