Whitehorse-based Gwaandak Theatre will premiere its newest play, Café Daughter, in Dawson City this week.
Written by Saskatoon playwright Kenneth T. Williams, it tells the story of a young Cree-Chinese girl, Yvette Wong, at two critical points in her life – at age nine, when her mother tells her never to admit she is part Cree, and at age 16, when she faces the decision to reject her father’s plans and pursue her own dreams.
Métis actor PJ Prudat tells Yvette’s story in a solo performance that introduces other key characters in the challenges she faces.
Director is former Yukon resident Yvette Nolan.
The debut performance of Café Daughter takes place at 7 pm Wednesday, May 4 at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. There will be an evening show in Mayo May 5 and a 2 pm matinee in Pelly Crossing May 7.
There will be a four-day run at the Guild Theatre May 11-14, followed by performances in Watson Lake, Teslin and Haines Junction the next week. Details are at www.gwaandaktheatre.com.