Thursday, June 15th, 2017
National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts
Children of God is a gorgeous, powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. The story of Rita, a mother who was never let past the school's gate, and her kids, Tom and Julia, who never knew she came, pushes toward redemption. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First Nations music, Payette's profoundly moving score also includes echoes of provocative Broadway masterpieces such as Fun Home and Next to Normal. Children of God est une superbe et puissante pièce musicale centrée sur une famille oji-crie dont les enfants ont été placés de force dans un pensionnat autochtone du nord de l'Ontario.