by Drew Hayden Taylor (Tarragon). Comedy/drama looking at conflicts between native traditional water usage and property owners in cottage country. Previews from Feb 13, opens Feb 21 and runs to Mar 25, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm (see website for other mats). $20-$60. ExtraSpace.
An Indigenous man revives the practice of wild rice farming in Ontarios lakes and comes into conflict with a prejudiced Toronto cottager who resents the clogging of her lake with his plants. Playwright Hayden Taylor pits the fully rounded character of a First Nations man against the caricature of a female white bigot. Its so clear from the start that the Indigenous man is right and the white woman is foolish that the so-called conflict between the two lacks tension.
NNN (Christopher Hoile)
Location - Tarragon Theatre