TALES OF AN URBAN INDIAN
April 16th–21st , 2018
8 performances per week
Written by Simon Douglas and coming to us from Talk Is Free Theatre
A VERY UNIQUE & PERSONAL PERFORMANCE presented totally ON A MOVING TOWN BUS!
90 minutes in length
Comedy & Drama
Tales of An Urban Indian is the story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary First Nations male, born in the 1970s and raised both on the reserve in British Columbia and in Vancouver. It is the play about a kid growing up and is told entirely from a personal perspective. Tales of an Urban Indian conjures up an array of characters that come in and out of Simon’s life as seen through his eyes, all played by one actor. Simon’s friends on the reserve, his mother and grandmother, his girlfriends and every other character are all portrayed through Simon’s mimicry. At the outset Simon explains that he is just like most people, a regular guy with a very common story to tell. As his story unfolds, layers of his character are revealed as are the lessons he has learnt in life that have molded him into the person he is now, telling the story.
Staged on a moving transit bus, visiting locations described in the story, the play becomes a unique and unforgettable theatrical experience. This will definitely have people talking and will start our season off in a very newsworthy way!