The rez sisters: a play in two acts

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Fifth House, 1988 - Performing Arts - 118 pages
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Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New PlayNominated for the Governor General's Award This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance towin a way out of a tortured life. The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native theatre and writing in Canada today.

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Review: The Rez Sisters: A Play in Two Acts

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Creative, smart, funny and sensitive, Tomson's play is one of Canada's best at addressing both the cultural and identity crises' many First Nation's have faced in the last thirty years. If you can see it on stage, I highly recommend it. If not, it's just as good a read. Read full review

Review: The Rez Sisters: A Play in Two Acts

User Review  - Jenny George - Goodreads

Couldn't join the book club. A token of longing, for me. Lots of fights in the book. But a lot of hidden meanings too. Symbol of a culture seeping through tight grip. Read full review

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Highway is the 11th of 12 children. He has studied piano at the University of Manitoba. After college, he went to work with Native groups in Canada.

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