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Drew Hayden Taylor © Matt Barnes

Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion

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Drew Hayden Taylor © Matt Barnes
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“Drew Hayden Taylor has a deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining and all-Canadian form of social satire." Vancouver Sun

NAC English Theatre Production

Bobby Rabbit has unfinished business with Canada’s first prime minister. His grandfather’s medicine bundle lies mouldering in a British museum, another casualty of the residential school system. So Bobby enlists the help of his friend Hugh, a rockstar wannabe, and Anya, a Queen’s University dropout, to secure a bargaining chip... and to execute a heist so epic in scale they might never see the light of day again.

Filled with humour and sorrow, this bittersweet sesquicentennial story is about finding life’s purpose, knowing when to hang on, and when to change direction.

Please join us before the show on Wednesday October 11 for a pre-show chat
NAC English Theatre Artist-in-Residence Sarah Waisvisz moderates a conversation between Prof. Tracy Coates, of the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies, and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, author of Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion.

*in collaboration with Prime Minister's Row
TIME: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
VENUE: le Salon

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Drew Hayden Taylor © Matt Barnes
Darrell Dennis, Herbie Barnes © Andrew Alexander
Herbie Barnes, Katie Ryerson, Darrell Dennis © Andrew Alexander
Katie Ryerson, Darrell Dennis © Andrew Alexander
Katie Ryerson, Herbie Barnes © Andrew Alexander
Martin Julien © Andrew Alexander


  • By Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Directed by Jim Millan
  • featuring Herbie Barnes, Darrell Dennis, Martin Julien, Katie Ryerson
  • Set and Costume Designer Anna Treusch
  • Lighting Designer Martin Conboy
  • Video Designer Nick Bottomley
  • Composer Moe Berg
  • Stage Manager Erin Finn
  • Apprentice Stage Manager Hilary Nichol