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“Women of the Fur Trade” by Frances Koncan
January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CSTFree
When: January 28th, 2022 @ 7:00 pm CST
How to Watch: The playreading will be aired via ZOOM. To register and receive the event link, please click here.
Cost: No cost to attend
WOMEN OF THE FUR TRADE BY FRANCES KONCAN
Three women living in a fort, somewhere near the Red River during the “18-somethings.” There’s Marie-Angelique, a Métis Taurus, whose mother sent her to the fort for a better life; Eugenia, a scrappy Ojibway trapper (and Sagittarius), from northern Manitoba; and Cecelia, a pregnant, British Virgo settler waiting for her husband to return home. The three women spill the tea — while drinking it — on Indigenous-settler relations, which side of the Métis resistance they stand on, and who they’re crushing on.
Marie-Angelique is the ultimate Louis Riel fan girl — she loves both what he stands for and his distinct moustache. Although married, Cecelia fancies Thomas Scott, the Canadian Party member and government surveyor. And as for Eugenia, as a trapper, she doesn’t need a man — she can take care of herself.
As the women chat all things 1800’s and remarkably, contemporary pop culture, they are forced to confront what this all means in relation to their futures and their friendships.
What is the Globe Theatre’s Playreading Series? Join us for a monthly play-reading series on Zoom curated by local theatre artists Rania Al-Harthi, Erin Goodpipe, and Bongani Musa. This project follows in last year’s very popular inaugural series curated by artistic associate and Globe’s Indigenous liaison, Skyler Anderson. The series invites the three lead artists to take a deep dive into plays from a specific perspective and share their discoveries with us.
What can you expect? The play readings are presented on Zoom to welcome actors and audiences from across the country. The readings are followed by an [optional] facilitated talk back for a collective conversation about what makes the play tick.