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Almighty Voice and His Wife

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Almighty Voice and His Wife Photo: Nadya Kwandibens

Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto, Canada)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Touchstone Theatre and Pi Theatre

February 1-4, 2012  8:00pm
Matinee Feb 4 at 4:00pm 
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island.
Post-Show Talkback Feb 2, led by Stephen Drover

Part of the PuSh Festival Aboriginal Performance Series presented by Vancity


Almighty Voice and His Wife is an iconic Canadian play that tells the story of a Cree man arrested for killing a cow without a licence. Under threat of hanging he escapes, unleashing a year-long manhunt that gives rise to his status as a martyr and a legend. Described as “moving, disturbing, funny, confounding and beautiful” (The Coast), the work consists of two vividly contrasting acts that explore Almighty Voice as both victim and hero. The first act is a tender and intimate portrait of him and his wife in life; the second is an outlandish white-faced vaudeville routine of the two in death.

>>Moses is a coroner of the theatre who slices open the human heart to reveal the fear, hatred and love that have eaten away at it. << The Globe and Mail

Daniel David Moses is one of Canada’s premiere First Nations playwrights. About his writing, Moses explains: “We are living in a culture that wants us to think in the now and in the material world… [But our] imagination allows us to go to places that may not be real, but are probably necessary for our humanity. I hope that I’m getting in contact with some of that.” Native Earth Performing Arts is dedicated to the creation, development and production of works that focus on the Aboriginal experience in Canada. This acclaimed production from one of the country’s most esteemed theatre companies has been touring since 2009, garnering rave reviews nationally and internationally.


Tickets Advance $32 /$28 /$26; at door $34 /$30 /$28
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Audience members with proof of current Vancity membership are eligible for 2 for 1 tickets! This offer is available at the door only, not on advance purchase. Limited availability, arrive early. Read more about the Aboriginal Series presented by Vancity.


Playwright Daniel David Moses
Director Michael Greyeyes
Featuring Derek Garza, PJ Prudat
Set and Costume Design Jackie Chau
Sound Design Richard Lee
Assistant Sound Design Lindsay Naft
Lighting Design David DeGrow
Stage Management Richard Cliff
Production Management David DeGrow
Vocal Direction and Arrangements Wayne Gwillim
Ending song “Dreaming” Jennifer Kreisberg

Produced by Native Earth Performing Arts

Running Time 120min with one 20min intermission

This Canadian tour is supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, and includes stops at Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon), Pivot Theatre Festival (Whitehorse), and Toronto.