Indigenous playwright shares 'satirical fable' at Massey Theatre

The Savage Society is presenting the third in a series of play readings at Massey Theatre.

A reading of Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer, by Kevin Loring, is on at the theatre’s Plaskett Gallery on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

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The play is by Kevin Loring, artistic director of the Savage Society and artistic director of Indigenous theatre for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Loring will be on hand for the reading and a talkback after the show.

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer is described as “a satirical fable about power, politics and procreation.” Little Red, who’s the last remaining member of his tribe, discovers one day that the development firm Smith, Smyth and Goldsmithe has violated his traditional territory. He attacks one of their engineers, gets arrested and is assigned a court-appointed lawyer.

Since Red no longer has a place to stay, the lawyer and his wife invite him to stay with them.

“But as they soon find out, when you invite a coyote into the coop, don’t be surprised if he walks away with your chickens,” says a write-up about the play.

The cast includes Sam Bob, Dave Deveau, Craig Erickson, Luisa Jojic and Shekhar Paleja.

The reading is free, and no registration is necessary; just show up. Free childminding is also available.

Check out www.savagesociety.ca/skookum-series for more on the play reading series.

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