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Public Energy and O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk present
Human Cargo (Toronto)

February 27 & 28. 2014 @ 8PM

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St.

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Pre-Show Chats both nights at 7 pm in the lobby with writer/director Christopher Morris.
Post-Show Reception on Feb 27, meet the artists in the lobby following the show.
Post-Show Talkback
 on Feb 28 with the company.

School Matinee: February 28 at 11 am. For school bookings contact Public Energy via email or by phone at (705) 745-1788. 
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$22 / $15 students, underwaged / $5 high school students

Where in the World?

We’ve charted Night’s international tour to some of the most remote locations in Canada, as well as Greenland and Iceland. Click here.

Christopher Morris
Reneltta Arluk
Tiffany Ayalik
Jonathan Fisher
Linnea Swan

Public Energy and O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk present
Human Cargo (Toronto)

A national hit since its first run at the National Arts Centre in 2009, Night comes to Peterborough on on international tour that sees it going to Greenland and Iceland following Canadian shows from Nunavut to Vancouver.

In Night, the lives of a Toronto anthropologist and a 16-year-old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24- hour darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Daniella is armed with good intentions and the bones of Piuyuq’s grandfather that have been sitting on a museum shelf for decades. She imagines a momentous repatriation, and instead discovers a web of cascading tragedies that haunt Piuyuq and her family. A cross-cultural theatre creation, written and directed by Christopher Morris, and performed in English and Inuktitut (with surtitles), Night is a poetic and dramatic exploration of the clash between Inuit and colonial culture. Created over a three-year process in the arctic darkness of Pond Inlet and Akureyri, Iceland, Night turns southern tropes about the north upside down as it examines themes of ancestry, intention and darkness.

Human Cargo is a Toronto-based theatre company that brings together theatre artists from different cultural backgrounds to create original, multilingual productions. As theatre artists they explore the extremes of the human condition and create a safe environment for audiences to engage in a thorough and provocative discussion of ideas and issues. The effect of Human Cargo’s theatre is overt: instigate social and political change.

“Christopher Morris’s Night is an emotionally powerful play that skips over the Northern clichés to cast a frost-covered but unblinking eye on the problems currently faced by the Inuit inhabitants of Canada’s newest territory.” J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail

running time: 65 minutes, no intermission
ages: 12 and up.


Photos by Chris Gallow

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