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Live at KPAC: The Cab Ride Home / ᐊᑕᐁᐧᑐᐦᑕᐸᓇᐢᐠ ᑲᑭᐁᐧᐳᓯᑕᐤ

KPAC, The Dawson Creek Literacy Society & Arts North East Present: THE CAB RIDE HOME / ᐊᑕᐁᐧᑐᐦᑕᐸᓇᐢᐠ ᑲᑭᐁᐧᐳᓯᑕᐤ A Play by: Theresa Gladue Directed by: Beth Zazula

Live at KPAC: The Cab Ride Home / ᐊᑕᐁᐧᑐᐦᑕᐸᓇᐢᐠ ᑲᑭᐁᐧᐳᓯᑕᐤ
Live at KPAC: The Cab Ride Home / ᐊᑕᐁᐧᑐᐦᑕᐸᓇᐢᐠ ᑲᑭᐁᐧᐳᓯᑕᐤ

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, 10401 10 St, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T8, Canada

About the Event

KPAC, The Dawson Creek Literacy Society & Arts North East present: The Cab Ride Home  ᐊᑕᐁᐧᑐᐦᑕᐸᓇᐢᐠ ᑲᑭᐁᐧᐳᓯᑕᐤ

Written by: Theresa Gladue

Directed by: Beth Zazula

  • When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
  • Where: Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, 10401 10th Street, Dawson Creek BC
  • Time: Doors open at 1pm / Show starts at 2pm
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Tickets: Available online at www.kpacdc.ca/events or at KPAC

Synopsis:  Hilda and Peppy, the best of friends, find themselves in a pickle after a night out celebrating. Facing a serious criminal charge, they must navigate the court system, with their liberty at stake. But is the system really stacked against them? Join us for chuckles, laughs, and unexpected twists!

Cast: 

  • Misha Albert
  • Crystal Joachim
  • Hywel Williams
  • Natasha Hamelin
  • Warren Nekurak
  • Kelvin Potter

Don't miss this comedy with a serious twist! Grab your tickets now and join us for a memorable evening at KPAC!

Read the recent article about "The Cab Ride Home" in Town and Country News (Jan 25, 2024)

"The Cab Ride Home to debut in GP this April"

Jesse Bolly

Local Journalism Initiative - Town and Country News

January 25, 2024

LINK: https://www.townandcountrynews.ca/the-cab-ride-home-to.../

A play coming to the Collins Recital Hall at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) explores racism, residential schools, missing women and police brutality.

The Cab Ride Home is written by NWP Elder-in-Residence Theresa Gladue.

“This is actually a true story that I've written into a short story and then made into a play,” said Gladue.

She says the play is based on what happened to her and describes it as a comedy that also deals with a serious subject matter.

Her inspiration came when she took a short writing class.

“They always say write what you know, so I was like, ‘hey, I have a really colourful life; let me just write about that.’”

She would write stories about her life and growing up in Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation.

She wrote the story of the play over 20 years ago, and a couple of years after writing the short story, she would adapt it into a play.

In 2004, the play premiered at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre in Dawson Creek; it would then tour across northeastern B.C.

The play would then go into a competition to earn an honourable mention.

Recently, after watching Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Gladue reached out to the show’s director Beth Zazula.

Gladue asked Zazula if she was interested in directing The Cab Ride Home for a Grande Prairie audience.

After looking over the script, Zazula agreed to take on the project.

“I just love that it's real, raw and funny, and it also addresses indigenous issues,” she said.

Zazula said that although the play takes place in 1985, it shows a side of life that many indigenous people are still facing today. She hopes Gladue's words impact the people who come to see the play.

“I did a lot of rewrites, like I incorporated a lot of the Cree,” said Gladue, noting some new characters and some scenes were reworked to this version of the play.

Ultimately, Gladue hopes people realize that their own stories are worth telling.

“We don't have to be anybody big and famous to write a story and make a play out of it,” she said.

“We can make anything come alive; we can do anything that we can set our mind to.”

Tickets are expected to go on sale in March.

The play is scheduled to debut on April 13.

Tickets

  • Presale Tickets

    " The Cab Ride Home" A play by: Theresa Gladue

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee

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