Dry Lips oughta move to Kapuskasing: a play

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Fifth House, Oct 1, 1989 - Drama - 134 pages
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Nominee, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway's award winning play The Rez Sisters . Wherein The Rez Sisters the focus was on seven "Wasy" women and the game of bingo, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing features seven "Wasy" men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.

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User Review  - Benjamin Louter - Goodreads

Although highway provides the reader with insights, the chaotic storyline will challenge even the most attentive reader. There is simply too much going on in this piece. Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

Really difficult to imagine staged. Confusing but also intriguing, dark. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Highway was born December 6, 1951 in northwest Manitoba. He did not learn to speak English until he was six years old. In high school, he was considered to be a musical prodigy, and he later attended the University of Western Ontario where he obtained degrees in both music and English. Tomson then spent two years at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music studying piano. He went on to study to be a concert pianist in London under William Aide In addition to writing plays, he has worked as a producer, actor and stage manager. Before his career in theatre, he spent seven years working with Aboriginal organizations. His Native Performing Arts Company is Toronto's only professional Aboriginal theatre company. Highway's awards include the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for the 1987-88 season and the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

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