Tuesday, October 22, 2019
ADVT 
Lifestyle

Chan Centre Presents Critically Acclaimed One-Man Show, Huff

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road30 Oct '19 @ 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents Huff, the boldly conceived, darkly comic tale of three Indigenous brothers caught in a pattern of grief and solvent abuse following the death of their mother. In this highly anticipated theatrical return to Vancouver, playwright and performer Cliff Cardinal embodies over a dozen different characters in an unrelenting portrayal described as “stunning” by the Edinburgh Festival, and a “hard-hitting tour-de-force” by The Guardian. Two performances, at noon and 7:30pm, will be held in the Chan Centre’s Telus Studio Theatre as part of the interdisciplinary Beyond Words series on Wednesday, October 30.

    As the story of Huff develops, the brothers’ gas-induced dream world oscillates in and out of reality as they are preyed on by the mythical Trickster in hallways at the old residential school, the abandoned motel they have come to love more than home, and within their own fragile psyches. Though the visceral play is fictional, “It reaches inside and grabs you so hard that you forget it’s make-believe,” (CBC), and its riveting story vividly confronts the devastating, urgent topics of youth suicide, sexual abuse, and the ongoing perseverance of Indigenous communities in the face of incredible adversity. In an interview with Intermission Magazine, Cardinal states: “You know what, we are implicated. We are part of the history that has left people out. If you’re offended, that’s good, because I’m offended. This stuff in this play—the stuff in all my work—it turns my stomach. That’s why it’s compelling to me.”

    Huff is directed by Karin Radoja and debuted in 2012 as part of the SummerWorks Festival, where it won the Buddies in Bad Times Award for Risk and Innovation. It went on to receive numerous accolades when it was re-mounted by Native Earth Performing Arts in 2015, including two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the RBC Taragon Emerging Playwright Award. Huff has completed two national tours and over 200 live performances, including presentations at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, and the High Performance Rodeo, and closed the studio season at Canada’s National Arts Centre in May 2014.

    Born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Cliff Cardinal is the son of iconic Canadian actress Tantoo Cardinal. He graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. His other plays include Stitch, The Andersons, Sidewalk Chalk (for young audiences), Romanceship, and Maria Gets a New Life. In addition to his work in theatre, Cardinal is also a musician, performing and recording both with The Skylarks, as well as creating his own solo repertoire. In August 2019, the artist debuted Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special—also in partnership with director Karin Radoja—a combination of words and music featuring folk songs, miraculous stories of familial resilience, legends of Turtle Island survival, and new contributions to the ongoing mythology of the Canadian experience. He is also working on a new solo project, (Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them).

    Chan Centre Presents Huff

    Date: Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 12pm & 7:30pm
    Ticket Price: $35/adult, $15/student
    Address: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
    University of British Columbia
    6265 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
    Box Office: 604-822-2697 / chancentre.com
    Open Tue–Sat, 12pm–5pm
    Website: www.chancentre.com

    Photo by Jamie Williams

     

    Join DARPAN Magazine community on socialmedia!  

     

     FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER   | INSTAGRAM  |  YOUTUBE    |  ISSUU

    Event Location Chan Centre for the Performing Arts University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road
    Address:
    Post Code: V6T 1Z1

    MORE Lifestyle ARTICLES

    Potter’s House of Horrors Returns for its 17th Frightfully Fun Year

    12530 – 72nd Avenue | 27/09/2019 - 02/11/2019

    The favourite all-ages Halloween attraction is back with the all-new haunted house, “Death Valley Motor Inn,” and much more

     

    Potter’s House of Horrors Returns for its 17th Frightfully Fun Year

    27/09/2019 - 02/11/2019

    La Caramelita Flamenco Company presents NRITYA

    1412 Cartwright St | 26/09/2019 - 05/10/2019

    Mesmerizing, Intimate, Original

    La Caramelita Flamenco Company presents NRITYA

    26/09/2019 - 05/10/2019

    Because We Are Girls Opens Surrey Civic Theatres' 2019/20 Season

    13750 88 Ave | 27/09/2019 - 27/09/2019

    The film follows Salakshana, Kira and Jeeti Pooni as they come to terms with a devasting secret. 

    Because We Are Girls Opens Surrey Civic Theatres' 2019/20 Season

    27/09/2019 - 27/09/2019

    Guru Nanaks Free Kitchen 2019 School Drive

    8580 132 St. | 08/09/2019 - 08/09/2019

    Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen would like to support families in need by collecting and donating supplies to the Surrey School District

    Guru Nanaks Free Kitchen 2019 School Drive

    08/09/2019 - 08/09/2019

    BC Culture Days Announces 10th Anniversary Events

    Various locations | 27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

    Beloved province-wide arts & cultural celebration offers eclectic swath of FREE events & activities to suit every taste and interest

     

    BC Culture Days Announces 10th Anniversary Events

    27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

    The Consulate General of India in Vancouver presents Namaste Canada 2019

    Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue | 31/08/2019 - 31/08/2019

    A wide array of dances and music from the different states of India will be presented and performed 

    The Consulate General of India in Vancouver presents Namaste Canada 2019

    31/08/2019 - 31/08/2019
    PrevNext