Tarragon Theatre<BR><EM>Cottagers and Indians</em><BR>Written by Drew Hayden Taylor

Tarragon Theatre
Cottagers and Indians
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor


Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough


Date: November 28, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm

Date: November 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm

Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm

Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm


Tickets are available from the Market Hall Box Office

$27 (+$3 Ticketing Fee) Regular Admission

$17 (+$3 Ticketing Fee) Students / Underwaged

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Post show Q&A with the artists November 28 (both shows), November 29 (12:30 pm show)

Post show reception November 29 (7 pm show)

Public Energy presents the hit play Cottagers and Indians from Tarragon Theatre, written by Drew Hayden Taylor, who is a member of Curve Lake First Nation.

Wild rice sparks a battle royal between an indigenous farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation. Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times. The cast and crew of Cottagers and Indians would like to thank the Centre for Indigenous Theatre for the loan of the canoe. The canoe frame was constructed by Tim Hill of The Rabbit’s Choice.

There no real heroes or villains in a story like this,
only people trying to look after their families.”


“I laughed out loud”, “If you like the jokes in Come From Away, then look into Cottagers and Indians.” – The Globe and Mail
“Full of mischievous good humour”, “Sincere and amusing” – Mooney on Theatre
“Light and entertaining” – NOW Magazine
“Drew Hayden Taylor has a deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining and all-Canadian form of social satire.” – Vancouver Sun

Venue Accessibility

Show Sponsors:


School of the Environment

Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program

Masters in Sustainability Studies

Cultural Studies

School for the Study of Canada

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2018-19 Season Funders and Sponsors

  • Canada Council
  • Peterborough Inn and Suites
  • Whatley Technical Supplies
  • BMO
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver