The Rez Sisters
Nominated for the Governor General's Award
Winner of the 1987 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play
Winner of the 1987 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Nominated for the Governor General’s Award
This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life.
The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native theatre and writing in Canada today.