An award-winning play by Yvette Nolan
Directed by Reneltta Arluk
Could an old woman’s wisdom save the world?
Presented by Yukon Arts Centre May 2-5 at The Old Firehall
Yukon Tour May 9-16 presented by YAC, , Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, KIAC, Vuntut Gwitchin Government, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Junction Arts & Music
May 2-5, 7:30 pm - Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon (pay-what-you-decide Preview May 1 7:30 pm) Tickets: yukontickets.com
May 9, 7 pm - Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, Dawson City
May 10, time TBC – Community Hall, Old Crow, with
May 14, 7 pm - Na-Cho Nyak Dun Government House, Mayo
May 16, 7:30 pm - St. Elias Convention Centre, Haines Junction
In an instant, the world changes. Electricity stops flowing and humanity is left in the dark. Two women - free-spirited Bern and cranky Elena - are exiled from their village for being too old to bear children. Under a winter’s moon they retreat to the bush, where they must rely on traditional knowledge to survive. When a charismatic young stranger from the village arrives seeking their aid, the women must decide whether to share their wisdom, and give the society that rejected them a chance at a future.
Inspired by the Gwich'in story Two Old Women.
Recommended for ages 12 and up
By Yvette Nolan*
Directed by Reneltta Arluk**
Starring Heather Majaury, Mary Sloan, Aaron M. Wells **
Set, Properties & Costumes Designer Daniela Masellis
Lighting Designer/Technical Director Cimmeron Meyer
Sound Designer & Composer K. Scott Maynard
Stage Manager Liz King **
Production Manager Erin Corbett
School Study Guide Writer Norma Shorty
*Member of Playwrights Guild of Canada
**The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy.
Generously supported by:
Funders - Canada Council for the Arts; Arts Operating Funds, Department of Tourism and Culture; Lotteries Yukon; Yukon Education
Sponsors - Air North, Yukon's Airline; What's Up Yukon; Yukon News; Casey's Bed and Breakfast; Archer Cathro & Associates (1981) Ltd.; Driving Force.
Donors - Mauro Family Foundation
And more generous individual and business donors.