Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

© Photo & illustration by Emily Cooper
Indigenous arts Theatre Comedy
  • In-person event

  • English
  • Ages 16+

  • Approx. 1 hour  and  25 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 11:00 am English Seats available

““Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer is so relentlessly irreverent and surprising... For the majority of the show, I was grinning my face off.””

Colin Thomas

From director and Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Kevin Loring of the Nlaka’pamux Nation comes a wickedly funny satire about power, politics, and procreation.

Little Red Warrior, the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation, discovers construction has begun on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, he attacks an engineer, gets arrested, thrown in jail, and assigned a court-appointed lawyer, Larry. Much to the dismay of his wife, Larry invites a displaced Little Red Warrior to stay with them. But when you invite a coyote into your coop, he might just walk away with your chickens.

Audience Advisory – contains adult situations and sexual themes, strong language and profanity, and brief use of strobe lighting. Recommended age: 16+.


  • Director Kevin Loring
  • lauzon-craig-headshot
    Little Red Warrior Craig Lauzon
  • Lizzy Nick Miami Benz
  • Desdemona Luisa Jojic
  • Floyd Kevin McNulty
  • paleja-shekhar-2022
    Larry Shekhar Paleja

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