This amazing play had the opening show in October 2011 at the Murphy’s Centre in Charlottetown!!
“I enjoyed it so much!!! I think, what a wonderful opportunity for the youth!! I think we have future “Oscar” winners.. And the set was the most awesome creation I have see in a long time!!! Well done and Thank you to everyone involved!! “Chief Darlene Bernard
Mi’kmaq Legends is a theatrical experience comprised of music, poetry, dance, visual arts and theatre which entwines the rich Aboriginal history with a modern-day influence. This production has eight Mi’kmaq Legends and these are the basis of the eight stories that the actors play out. In my opinion it has created a way to preserve our oral history that is not just a presentation or workshop, it is eight stories that the audience will watch play out in front of them. The best part of the play is that people have the opportunty to learn of our past in a fun way and they can take what teachings they need from each of them.
This project was exciting for me, to see my poetry come alive right in front of me was amazing. We had a cast of 11 people, myself included that took on this project and with the great work of Sean Ferris, who created the powerful music, and Cathy Elliot who took the eight poems and created a perfect script and Julie Sauve who showed the cast what looked best at each stage of production.. we created something special something that I hope will outlast me!!
We are applying for funding everywhere for this production so that it will not just fade away so fingers crossed that soon it will be in a theater near you!!