Moonlodge


We are proud to share our productions and our passion for theatre with school audiences. Special student matinée performances are offered through our Moonlodge Field Trip Program. We consider these to be an important and essential part of our programming; therefore, we have discounted student tickets for the following Moonlodge performance:

Wednesday, February 22nd – 1:30pm
Thursday, February 23rd – 1:30pm


Venue:
Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
162 West 1st Avenue Vancouver BC V5Y 1A4

*Estimated running time: 60 min without intermission
Pricing: $15 per ticket; however, subsidies are available.

Age Groups: This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.

About the Show: Moonlodge is a remarkable one-woman show that deeply impacted an entire generation. Written by Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary artist and a leading figure in Indigenous performing arts. Since its premiere in 1990, at the Women in View Festival, Moonlodge has captivated audiences around the world, touring throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Moonlodge tells the story of a young girl named Agnes who hitchhikes to California in search of herself and home. Rooted in the child removals of the 60s scoop, which orchestrated the disruption of Indigenous families by child welfare services, Agnes grows up in an adopted family disconnected from her culture. It is in her journey through America that she finds herself and a way back home. Moonlodge is a Canadian classic that is inclusive to Aboriginal stories and reflects their histories and cultures. The show supports new school curriculum based on the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

The production encourages students as well as families to discuss belonging, reconciliation, and how they can make their voices heard. Kane has said that she “hoped that Moonlodge will be a part of the healing of our people. We have survived tremendous losses with a sense of humour, dignity and honour. We are capable of determining our own future and that of our children.”

Please contact Odessa – odessa@urbanink.ca for information on how to book your class AS WELL AS TO customize a package for your students.

*If price is a barrier, please let us know.*