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Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts present “Inner Elder” May 8-12

Monday, April 8, 2019

Premiering at One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo in 2018, Inner Elder took Calgary by storm and is coming to Toronto for six performances only!

Inner Elder takes the audience on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush (from APTN’s Blackstone, CBC’s North of 60, Arctic Air) as she explores her own inner elder.

Through storytelling, we follow a young Indigenous girl navigating a world of alcoholic adults, aliens, and the spiritual presence of her guiding grandmothers, who seamlessly transforms into a mischievous old woman. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous clowning, this powerful award-nominated show offers a magical experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.

Written & Performed by Michelle Thrush
Directed by Karen Hines
Lighting & Scenic Design by Sandi Somers
Composed by Sandy Scofield
Sound Design by JP Lord Sound Design
Stage Management & Lighting Direction by Cimmeron Meyer
Produced by Grant Burns

Running Time: 60 minutes. No intermission.

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