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Tomson Highway © Sean Howard

TOMSON HIGHWAY: KISAAGEETIN*

*(I love you/Je t’aime)

2022-07-23 19:30 2022-07-23 21:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: TOMSON HIGHWAY: KISAAGEETIN*

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/29332

In-person event

Indigenous Theatre invites you to join us in celebrating Tomson Highway! Born in a snowbank at that point where Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut meet; son of a champion dog-sledder; multilingual speaker of Cree, French, English and Italian, rigorously trained in classical piano; invited to perform and lecture in over 60 countries worldwide; a Member of the Order of Canada, lauded with 11 honorary doctorates, award-winning Cree playwright, novelist, composer and musician, Tomson Highway...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Saturday, July 23, 2022
7:30 PM EDT
Tomson Highway © Sean Howard
Meet-soo-taan pre-show dinner
Indigenous arts Music Classical music Blues Folk Theatre
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual

Indigenous Theatre invites you to join us in celebrating Tomson Highway!

Born in a snowbank at that point where Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut meet; son of a champion dog-sledder; multilingual speaker of Cree, French, English and Italian, rigorously trained in classical piano; invited to perform and lecture in over 60 countries worldwide; a Member of the Order of Canada, lauded with 11 honorary doctorates, award-winning Cree playwright, novelist, composer and musician, Tomson Highway is turning 70! Indigenous Theatre invites you to celebrate with us.

Tomson Highway helped to shape the development of Indigenous theatre here on Turtle Island, laying the groundwork for the flood of dynamic professional Indigenous talent that has manifested itself today. Tomson Highway’s legacy is remarkable and profound – and he hasn’t stopped at all!

This one-night only musical and literary celebration will feature the love and wisdom of Tomson Highway on piano plus a stellar gathering of guests including the superb chanteuse Patricia Cano, jazz saxophonist Marcus Ali, and a list of acclaimed singers and actors.

Tomson claims Cree to be the funniest language on earth – so be prepared. The room will roar with laughter, joy and love.

The All My Relations initiative humbly offers self-identifying Indigenous people a way to experience live storytelling, art, and performances. All My Relations tickets are available for TOMSON HIGHWAY: KISAAGEETIN*. To purchase, please call NAC Box Office 1-844-985-2787 (Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm). 

This event will be ASL interpreted.


Meet-soo-taan, A Culinary Celebration

As Indigenous Theatre pays tribute to one of this land’s greatest treasures with TOMSON HIGHWAY: KISAAGEETIN*, we invite the audience to get into the spirit with our preshow dinner Meet-soo-taan. Inspired by the stellar menu crafted by Chef Joseph Shawana, Meet-soo-taan offers a three-course culinary event.

Please note that Meet-soo-taan will now be in the Canada Room.

If you have already purchased a show ticket for KISAAGEETIN and would like to add on Meet-soo-taan dinner,  please call NAC Box Office 1-844-985-2787 (Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm). 
Tomson Highway © Sean Howard
Meet-soo-taan pre-show dinner
  • Words & Music by Tomson Highway
  • Piano Tomson Highway
  • Lead Vocalist Patricia Cano
  • Saxophone Marcus Ali
  • Ensemble Cherish Blood Violet, Celeigh Cardinal, Gary Farmer, Cheri Maracle, Émilie Monnet and Andrina Turenne
  • With Special Guests Marek & Milena Faucher on violin, arrangement by Sarah Beaudin
  • Director Patti Shaughnessy
  • Musical Director John Alcorn
  • Movement & Staging Bill Coleman
  • Costume Designer Astrid Janson
  • Lighting Designer Pierre Lavoie
  • Stage Manager Laurie Champagne
  • Production Consultant Jay Rankin
  • Hair Alice Norton
  • Assistant to Mr. Highway Emma Rain Smith
  • Research Susan Roy
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