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.