The one-of-a-kind presentation of Tales of an Urban Indian, written by CBC’s Darrell Dennis, produced by Talk Is Free Theatre, and starring Craig Lauzon of the Royal Canadian Air Farce, rolled into Mississauga and continues until June 3rd.
Tales of an Urban Indian is a semi-autobiographical story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary First Nations man raised on the reserve in British Columbia and the streets of downtown Vancouver, and the array of characters that come in and out of Simon Douglas’ life.
This dark comedy unfolds on a City of Mississauga MiWay transit bus making stops at key points such as Erindale Park during the journey.
A tour-de-force for solo performer, Tales of an Urban Indian examines issues of race, identity and assimilation while offering themes of survival, forgiveness, and ultimately hope. Indigenous playwright Darrell Dennis says, “I wanted to tell a story in which an Indigenous character is not defeated by his victimization, but rather, comes to the realization that all human beings possess the power of choice when reacting to their life experience. It was also important, in dealing with the difficult subject matter…to approach it from a humorous point of view, since humour is perhaps the most important and prevalent survival mechanism in Indigenous society.”
Tales of an Urban Indian is now on sale. Tickets are $60 [plus HST and Service Charge]. Performances run from May 22 – June 3, 2018 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM. There are only 35 seats on the bus so book now online at www.livingartscentre.ca or call the Box Office 905-306-6000.