God's Lake

Thu January 17 - Sat January 19, 2019
God's Lake

One Yellow Rabbit and Sage Theatre present
God’s Lake
A Castlereigh Theatre Project

January 17 – 19, 2019
Thursday – Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm
Pumphouse Theatre
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW

Part of the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

An original work of documentary theatre about the strength and resilience of the people in the remote fly-in reserve of God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba following traumatic events of unresolved justice and a complex, challenging past. A glimpse into the lived reality of this community is told verbatim from interviews conducted with its members over six months in 2017.

God’s Lake is a collaboration between playwright Francesca Albright and award-winning Swampy Cree filmmaker Kevin Lee Burton. Directed by Atomic Vaudeville’s Britt Small. Dramaturgy by Gordon Pengilly. Using original music, heightened physicality and stunning visual imagery, God’s Lake offers a rare opportunity to witness the complex issues facing people living in a remote community and provides an understanding for those who might have no awareness of the reserve system, let alone what it’s like to live on a remote First Nations reserve.