Almighty Voice and His Wife

By Daniel David Moses
Introduction by Yvette Nolan

Almighty Voice and His Wife
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Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late twentieth century. The "renegade Indian story" transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism ... Read more


Overview

Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late twentieth century. The "renegade Indian story" transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history. A modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.

Daniel David Moses

Daniel David Moses is “a coroner of the theatre who slices open the human heart to reveal the fear, hatred and love that have eaten away at it. His dark play... can leave its audience shaking with emotion.” (Kate Taylor, The Globe & Mail, about The Indian Medicine Shows).

Moses, a Delaware from the Six Nations lands on the Grand River, lives in Toronto, where he writes, and in Kingston, where he teaches in the Department of Drama at Queen’s University.

Yvette Nolan

Yvette Nolan is a playwright, dramaturge, and director. In 1996, she was the Aboriginal Writer-in-Residence at Brandon University, where she wrote the first draft of Annie Mae’s Movement. Her other plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, the libretto Hilda Blake, and the radio play Owen. She is also the editor of Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour and co-editor of Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes. She was the president of Playwrights Union of Canada from 1998–2001, and of Playwrights Canada Press from 2003–2005. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to an Algonquin mother and an Irish immigrant father, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she lived in the Yukon and Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto.

Reviews

"…one of the few plays firmly considered as part of the canon of great Canadian drama…" —Christopher Hoile, EYE Weekly

"By its end, the poetic, imaginative Almighty Voice and His Wife has turned into a one-ring circus. And that's a good thing." —Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine

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