“Women of the Fur Trade...bridges history with humour, and a dash of 21st-century slang.” Stephanie Cram, CBC
- In-person event
In association with Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, and Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto
In eighteen hundred and something something, somewhere upon the banks of a Reddish River in Treaty One Territory, three very different women with a preference for twenty-first century slang sit in a fort sharing their views on life, love, and the hot nerd Louis Riel.
This lively historical satire of survival and cultural in- heritance shifts perspectives from the male gaze onto women’s power in the past and present through the lens of the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade.