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Rose by Tomson Highway

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Rose is the eagerly awaited third installment in Tomson Highway's "rez" cycle--a large-cast musical set on the Wasaychigan Hill Reserve in 1992, reintroducing many of the characters from the first two plays, The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. The play features, as the title suggests, Roses. One Rose has recently become chief of the reserve, a woman who must fight constantly to keep her position and maintain the integrity of her native culture. Another Rose died seven years earlier in the saddle of her Harley while on her glorious, but grievous journey to women's liberation. The third Rose never even had a chance to be born. Emily Dictionary and some of her female biker pals take centre stage when Big Joey enlists the Sudbury Mafia to help with his plans to open a multi-million dollar dream casino in the women's cherished Community Hall on the Rez. Bob Rae, Premier of Ontario at the time, makes an appearance in a land claims negotiation to sign the first Indian treaty in a hundred years with Chief Big Rose. Violence against women is once again a powerful issue in the play as the battle for the future of the community builds to its shattering climax. Cast of 10 women and 7 men.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780889224902
ISBN-10: 0889224900
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Talon Books,Canada
Publisher: Talon Books,Canada
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: Canada

Books By Author Tomson Highway

From Oral to Written by Tomson Highway From Oral to Written, Paperback / softback (May 2017)

Profiles Aboriginal Canadians telling their own stories about their own people in their own voice from their own perspective.

Dragonfly Kites by Tomson Highway Dragonfly Kites, Hardback (April 2016)

Previously published: Toronto: HarperCollins, 2002.

Tale of Monstrous Extravagance by Tomson Highway Tale of Monstrous Extravagance, Paperback (February 2015)

Playwright, novelist, polyglot, pianist, trickster Tomson Highway's Henry Kreisel Lecture on the importance of multilingualism.

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Author Biography - Tomson Highway

Tomson Highway Tomson Highway was born near Maria Lake, Manitoba in 1951. Living a nomadic lifestyle with no access to books, television or radio, Highway's parents would tell their children stories, kindling Highway's life-long interest in the oral tradition of storytelling. Tomson Highway is widely recognized for his tremendous contribution to the development of Aboriginal theatre in both Canada and around the world. In 1994, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, the first Aboriginal writer to be so honoured.

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