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Sir John A is written by Drew Hayden Taylor and directed by Deneh'Cho Thompson

Greystone Theatre: Sir John A

An uproariously funny and sharply inquisitive play from one of Canada’s leading Indigenous playwrights

Event

A live theatre production by the University of Saskatchewan’s Greystone Theatre

Dates: Nov. 23–26 and Nov. 30–Dec. 3 (Preview night: Wednesday, Nov. 23)
Time: 7:30 pm (Nov. 30 matinee: 12 noon)
Location: Emrys Jones Theatre, John Mitchell Building, 118 Science Pl, Saskatoon

Tickets: $22 general; $19 senior; $17 student. Preview tickets available at a lower price.

Purchase tickets online or call 306-966-5188

Notice: All patrons visiting Greystone Theatre in person are required to wear a three-ply disposable mask while in the theatre and in the John Mitchell Building.

Sir John A

By Drew Hayden Taylor

Directed by Deneh'Cho Thompson

Bobby Rabbit, Sir John A’s irked, Anishinaabe main character, in a fit of anger and revenge, convinces his friend Hugh to accompany him on a “sojourn of justice”: to dig up Sir John A. Macdonald’s bones and hold them for ransom. Decades before, a medicine pouch belonging to Bobby’s grandfather was taken away by the staff of the residential school where he was detained. The precious object was sent to a British Museum exhibition room for conservation – and now Bobby wants it repatriated. Along the way the pair pick up Anya, a young, bright, and opinionated woman fleeing a bad breakup, with conflicting ideas about Sir John A’s place in Canadian history. Not to be left out of the argument, Canada’s first Prime Minister, broadcasting live from nineteenth-century Ottawa, shows up with opinions of his own.

See the full Greystone Theatre season: https://artsandscience.usask.ca/drama/greystone/greystone-theatre.php


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