Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: : Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
UFV Theatre is celebrating BC Culture Days in partnership with the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
A Satirical View on Indigenous Economic Development: Drew Hayden Taylor’s The Berlin Blues
The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre Department, Stó:lō Nation and the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre are pleased to present staged readings of Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s play The Berlin Blues as part of Culture Days 2014.
Performances will be on Saturday, Sept 27 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Sept 28 at 2 pm at the Stó:lō Resource Centre, 10-7201 Vedder Road in Chilliwack, BC.
In The Berlin Blues, a consortium of German developers shows up on the fictional Otter Lake Reserve with a seemingly irresistible offer to improve the local economy: the creation of “Ojibway World,” a Native theme park designed to attract European tourists to this new destination resort, causing hilarious personal and political divisions within the local community. The wildly funny play—involving a musical revue of Dances with Wolves and a 44 metre laser-beam dream-catcher—will also raise provocative questions about cultural tourism and how far economic development should go.
This staged reading marks the second year of a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre Department, Stó:lō Nation and the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre. This partnership is intended to create opportunities for aboriginal performance in the Fraser Valley by providing opportunities for university and community-based collaboration.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the readings and for a discussion with the actors after each reading.
Tickets are free and available at the door half an hour before performances begin.
For more information, please contact: Heather Davis-Fisch (Co-producer) Francine Douglas (SN Events Planner) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 604-792-0025 x2564 604-798-8143 or David Schaepe (Co-producer) Dave.email@example.com 604-819-1467
Visit http://culturedays.ca/en/2014-activities/view/53f26ccb-b634-4236-a263-64614c4a89be for more information.
Event Location : Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Stage reading of The Berlin BluesDate(s): Saturday, September 27
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm