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Cliff Cardinal – Une production du Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto)

Feb. 24 – 27, 2016

Alone on stage, a boy describes his life on a Northern Ontario reserve, sharing with us stories about his brothers and sisters, the absence of his parents, his mistakes, the good times. A charismatic storyteller who combines ancestral history with brutal honesty First Nations mythic storytelling and biting stand-up, Cliff Cardinal portrays a whole pageant of characters, human and animal, including two beguiling brothers. Vivid images fuse harsh reality with gas-induced hallucination in a spellbinding tale of family, love, despair, and the possibility of redemption.

With the fierce precision of his pen, a true display of acting prowess and with simple staging by Karin Randoja, Cliff Cardinal takes us on a disquieting journey, revealing between bouts of laughter, tears and stupor, a harsh, broken reality we may not be ready to even acknowledge.

Graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2015, Cliff Cardinal is an indigenous writer, actor, and musician who is quickly rising as one of Canada’s most prominent playwrights. He has written five plays and received a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for exceptional performance in Green Thumb Theatres’ production of Tales of an Urban Indian.

In 2012, he won the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation with Huff. He is currently working on a musical project directed by Jovanni Sy entitled Cliff Cardinal and The Skylarks – This Is Not A Mistake.

« It reaches inside and grabs you so hard that you forget it’s make-believe. It makes you rethink what you thought you knew. It leaves you transformed. » – CBC

En partenariat avec MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE

25 $ – Regular
20 $ – Discount (Professional artists, Seniors, Students, Acce?s Montre?al cardholders, DAM, ELAN members.)
17 $ – Group (10 +)


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