Cottagers and Indians
Original Direction by Patti Shaughnessy
“There are no real heroes or villains in a story like this,
only people trying to look after their families.”
DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO PERFORMANCES OF COTTAGERS AND INDIANS AT TARRAGON THEATRE THIS SEASON.
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT OUT-OF-TOWN VENUES.
“I laughed out loud”, “If you like the jokes in Come From Away, then look into Cottagers and Indians.” – The Globe and Mail
“Full of mischievous good humour”, “Sincere and amusing” – Mooney on Theatre
“Light and entertaining” – NOW Magazine
“Drew Hayden Taylor has a deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining and all-Canadian form of social satire.” – Vancouver Sun
Wild rice sparks a battle royal between a native farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation. Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times – and a food fight for the ages.
Approximate running time is 80 minutes with no intermission.
Cottagers And Indians is on tour!
The cast and crew of Cottagers and Indians would like to thank the Centre for Indigenous Theatre for the loan of the canoe. The canoe frame was constructed by Tim Hill of The Rabbit’s Choice.
Photo of Drew Hayden Taylor by Tom King.