The Cultch is thrilled to bring Corey Payette’s award-winning musical Children of God back to the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. After its momentous cross-country tour it returns to the York Theatre, February 20-March 10, 2019.
In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. It is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit.
In 2017, after its breakthrough premiere at The Cultch, Children of God won three Ovation Awards including Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Direction, and Outstanding Set Design, and was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Contribution to a National Conversation. Since then it has had a run at the National Art Centre, and traveled the country, garnering rave reviews. It continues its Canadian tour in 2019, with stops throughout BC, as well as Montreal.
WHEN: Feb 20 – Mar 10, 2019
Feb 20-21, 8PM: Previews
Feb 22, 8PM: Opening
Feb 23, 26 – 28, Mar 01 – 02, 05 – 09, 8PM
Feb 23 – 24, Mar 02 – 03, 09 – 10, 2PM
There will be an additional 30 minute discussion following each performance.
Live Audio Description by VocalEye: Mar 3, 2PM
ASL Interpreted Performance: Mar 9, 2PM
WHERE: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive
TICKETS: Tickets from $24. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com.
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