Members of the cast of the Urban Ink production of Children of God. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Members of the cast of the Urban Ink production of Children of God. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Following its recent cross-Canada tour, Corey Payette’s award-winning and critically acclaimed musical Children of God returns to the traditional territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Offering a blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit, this powerful Canadian musical follows 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 will stand as a catharsis for some, an introduction for others, yet a point of connection for us all.” – Vancouver presents theatre critic Chelsey Stuyt

Following its run in Vancouver at The Cultch’s York Theatre (Feb 20 to Mar 10), the musical goes on tour in BC to Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre (Mar 13), Nelson’s Capitol Theatre (Mar 15), Key City Theatre in Cranbrook (Mar 19), and the Surrey Civic Theatres’ Surrey Arts Centre (Mar 22 & 23). For tickets and information visit urbanink.ca

Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was LIVE at the York Theatre in East Vancouver with a number from Children of God, along with an interview with actors Cheyenne Scott, Dillan Chiblow & Michelle St. John.

Live with the company of Corey Payette’s Children of God

We were LIVE from The Cultch’s York Theatre with the company of Children of God.Along with a number from the show, we chat with members of the cast, Cheyenne Scott, Dillan Chiblow & Michelle St. John.Following its run in Vancouver at the York Theatre (Feb 20 to Mar 10), the musical goes on tour in BC to Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre (Mar 13), Nelson's Capitol Theatre (Mar 15), Key City Theatre in Cranbrook (Mar 19), and the Surrey Civic Theatres' Surrey Arts Centre (Mar 22 & 23).For tickets and information visit http://urbanink.ca/children-of-god/.

Posted by Vancouver Presents on Thursday, February 21, 2019