Friday, October 19, 2012

Tomson Highway performs at Douglas - for free!

One of Canada's foremost and most influential aboriginal playwrights and authors is appearing right here at Douglas next month. It's a rare chance for you to see him live - and for free.

Tomson Highway, the Cree author of award-winning plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing and novel Kiss of the Fur Queen, takes to the stage at the New West Campus Nov. 6, 7:30, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre.

Highway - an accomplished pianist, songwriter and lecturer - will play piano, perform songs and talk about Canadian and aboriginal literature as well as the role of the arts in Canadian society and aboriginal communities.

The event is open the the public. To book your seat, email Nassi Soofi.

Highways's also coming to Douglas to speak to students in Music, Creative Writing and Theatre. The departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology are producing Highway's most famous play, The Rez Sisters, Nov. 9-17. Visit our Arts Events page for details.