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Against the Grain Theatre: Opera Presentation featuring Marion Newman & Grant Youngblood

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Against The Grain Theatre (after our open house / members’ exhibition opening) in the KIAC Ballroom to preview a new work in development.

Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) proudly announce ‘Indians on Vacation’, a new opera based on the novel by Thomas King composed by Ian Cusson with a libretto by Royce Vavrek. AtG, in partnership with Edmonton Opera and supported by the Yukon Arts Centre, is commissioning this work to be premiered in 2025.
Originally developed as a part of Edmonton Opera’s Wild Rose Project, this mini-opera adaptation of Thomas King’s novel will be expanded into a full opera starring Marion Newman and Grant Youngblood.

In Thomas King’s ‘Indians on Vacation’, we meet a contemporary Indigenous couple: Bird and Mimi. We meet the couple on a trip through Europe which they decided to take after discovering a trove of old postcards from Mimi’s late Uncle Leroy, who absconded to Europe with a family heirloom 100 years ago. As the couple ventures across Europe, trying to unravel the mystery of Uncle Leroy, Bird confronts his inner demons.

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
Phone:
867-993-5005

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Age Restriction
All Ages
This event:
Will have bar service

Venue

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City + Google Map
Phone:
867-993-5005
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