Factory presents an Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre production, written and directed by Matthew MacKenzie. Fleeing from the RCMP, a man undergoes weird physical changes while travelling along the route of an oil pipeline. Don’t miss out on the play that took home the 2018 Dora Awards for Outstanding Production & Outstanding New Play.
Opens Feb 28 and runs to Mar 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $30-$50.
As Floyd (Sheldon Elter), a Metis oil sands worker on the run from the RCMP after a workplace accident, makes his way through the Canadian wilderness, he is watched over by his mother (Tracey Nepinak) and a chorus of creatures who help protect him. Elter combines his own bear-like stature with genuine emotional heft for a mesmerizing performance. The eight-person chorus meticulously creates many environments along Floyds journey. Writer/director MacKenzies staging intersperses choreographer Monica Dottors stunning movement sequences with a succession of monologues that boast exquisite use of language, political bite and humour.
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Location - Factory Theatre