Women of the Fur Trade at Aki Studio

Visual Art by Mishiikenh Kwe

Where: Aki Studio, 585 Dundas Street East, #120
When: April 9-21, 2024
Cost: Tickets Selling Fast! Sliding Scale $30, $20, $10 and can be purchased online at nativeearth.ca or call 416.531.1402. For Indigenous Group rates, email boxoffice@nativeearth.ca

Details: Following a sold out premiere in January 2024 at the National Arts Centre’s Azrieli Studio in Ottawa, this timely co-production revival is coming to the Aki Studio. Written by  Frances Končan and directed by Renae Morriseau, the production will feature an all-Indigenous cast including Kelsey Wavey, Cheri Maracle,  isa Nasson, Jesse Gervais and Jonathan Fisher as Louis Riel.

In eighteen hundred and something something, somewhere upon the banks of a Reddish River in Treaty One Territory, three very different women with a preference for twenty-first century slang sit in a fort sharing their views on life, love, and the hot nerd Louis Riel. This lively historical satire of survival and cultural inheritance shifts perspectives from the male gaze onto women’s power in the past and present through the lens of the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade.

More Info: nativeearth.ca