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Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land

Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Blyth Festival’s Phillips Studio
Address: 209 Dinsley St.
City/Province: Blyth, Ontario

Written and performed by Josh Languedoc

Directed by Barry Balinsky

Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land, written and performed by Indigenous artist Josh Languedoc, is a compelling one-man show named among the Top 6 Picks of the Fringe in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Vancouver. Meet Nakota. A young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One day, Grandpa Rocko comes for a visit. Next thing Nakota knows, he is whisked away into a world of stories that are right below his feet. Within the land. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long-forgotten stories of the past. It is a powerful marriage of storytelling and transformatively moving dialogue.

“His ability to breathe new life into traditional Indigenous stories (complete with seamlessly inserted Metallica and Blue Rodeo lyrics) is a gift to see in person.” ~ Chad Jarvie-Laidlaw, CVTV by Culture Vulture

Now based in Edmonton, Josh has family on reserve at Saugeen First Nation.

Tickets, $29 adults, $15 students, available online at blythfestival.com or calling our box office at 1-877-862-5984.

This production was made possible through the support of the Edmonton Heritage Council, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Banff Centre’s 2018 Indigenous Storytelling and Spoken Word Residency.

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MUSKRAT Magazine is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture, and living magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary.

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