The Magnetic North Theatre Festival presents
Human Cargo (Toronto, Ontario)
June 18, 2012 – 9:00pm
June 19-22, 2012 – 7:00pm
Vertigo Theatre Playhouse: 161, 115 9th Avenue SE
Written and directed by Christopher Morris
In Night, the lives of a Toronto anthropologist and a 16-year old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. A cross-cultural theatre creation by Human Cargo, Night is a poetic and dramatic exploration of the clash between Inuit and colonial culture.
Daniella is a scientist from the big city and Piuyuq is a girl with big dreams. As the two cross paths, their lives are changed forever. Night is presented in Inuktitut and English, with English subtitles, likely the first time both languages have been used so extensively in a professional play. Night was developed over 3 years during four four-week creation workshops in the arctic darkness of Pond Inlet, Nunavut and Akureyri and Iceland.
“Night certainly has a dark side... they also leaven the proceedings with a generous measure of that unique and delightfully subversive humour that marks so much First Nations' theatre”. - Toronto Star