Where: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Theatre, 16 Ryerson Ave
When: February 7-22, 2020
Cost: Tickets range from $17 – $38, with “pay what you can” option for matinee shows and Wednesday night performances. Can be purchased online at www.passemuraille.ca
Details: A timely reflection on the cycles of abuse and addiction of Indigenous women in contemporary Canada, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Native Earth Performing Arts present the manidoons collective production and four-time Dora nominated bug. Created and performed by Yolanda Bonnell (Ojibwe-South Asian), directed by Cole Alvis (Métis) and dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan (Algonquin).
bug follows The Girl as she navigates her way through her intergenerational trauma while being followed by Manidoons, the physical manifestation of her addictions. The Girl develops an addictive personality that clings to anything that gives her power or makes her feel loved. As her addiction grows and manifests as the creature Manidoons (Ojibwe for bug, insect or worm), and as she gets older, the Manidoons take over and her addictions become more and more dangerous.
bug was nominated for four Dora Awards including outstanding performance in a leading role, outstanding lighting design and outstanding theatre production. Approximate running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.