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Monday, October 2, 2023

04oct7:30 pm9:30 pmPawâkan MacbethEvent Type Music7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B2 Canada

Pawâkan Macbeth

Event Details

Set during pre-colonization, when Plains Cree were allied with Stoney Nakoda, and at war with Blackfoot over territory, food, supplies and trade. When true autonomy existed among Indigenous Peoples and with that their spirits, their wisdom, practices, makers, tricksters, shifters, their darkness and light. As the  Canadian Government moves west with Sir John A. MacDonald as the leader, a harsh new world  wrought with immense fear, starvation, and uncertainty awaken the darkest of Cree spirits, the Wihtiko – a being with insatiable greed.

Through the exploration of Plains Cree language, history, stories and cosmology Arluk asks, What is it to be human? What makes a human vulnerable to the Wihtiko? Inspired by working with the youth of Frog Lake First Nation and shared stories from Elders in the Treaty 6 region, Arluk has created a terrifying journey through love, greed, honour and betrayal, with coyote howlers teaching us that resurgence requires balance.

October 3 – 8. 2023
Tuesday to Saturday – 7:30 pm
Sunday – 2:00 pm

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

october 5, 2023 7:30 pmoctober 6, 2023 7:30 pmoctober 7, 2023 7:30 pmoctober 8, 2023 2:00 pm