Tomson Highway's Play, The Rez Sisters, To Debut In Greenland
The National Theatre of Greenland is putting eight women on stage to bring to life a Greenlandic translation of The Rez Sisters, a play written by Cree First Nations playwright Tomson Highway which was first produced in 1986 and toured in 1988.
The Rez Sisters "follows seven indigenous women from a small reserve as they journey to attend the largest bingo in the world, leaving their community for the big city. Nobody wins, but the journey is filled with spirit and humour."
The theatre company brought in Canadian and Curve Lake First Nation director Patti Shaughnessy to direct. Opening in June, this version of The Rez Sisters will be performed in the Greenlandic language.