January 18 - 27, 2018

Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre in Association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre

Playwright(s): Matthew MacKenzie
Choreographer(s): Monica Dottor

directed by:
Matthew MacKenzie

Sheldon Elter

A dark comedy about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, Bears asks what the hell it is we think we're doing in Wild Rose Country.

The prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Burnaby, B.C, along the route of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline. By the time he reaches the Pacific, Floyd has experienced changes - his gait widening, his muscles bulging, his sense of smell heightening...

It’s rare enough to find original theatre that is so definably of this place. Theatre that harnesses the divergent resources of multi-disciplinary artists so creatively to mount an argument is rarer still. You can’t really afford to miss Bears.

- Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

I’d never seen a piece that speaks to issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples as effectively and beautifully as Bears does.

- Jerry Saddleback, Cree Elder and Dean of Cultural Studies at Maskwacîs College

Upcoming Performances

No performances scheduled.