An Arctic Story
by Chantal Bilodeau
Directed by Theresa May
Apr 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8pm, 26 at 2pm
The first play of The Arctic Cycle, Sila examines the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population. Set on Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut, it follows a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, two Canadian Coast Guard officers, an Inuit elder and two polar bears as they see their values challenged and their lives become intricately intertwined. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, Sila uses puppetry, projections, spoken word poetry and three different languages. West Coast Premiere!