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Songs in the Key of Cree: Lynx Lamour Goes to Nashville
Lynx Lamour Goes to Nashville is a new country and western musical written and composed by acclaimed Cree playwright Tomson Highway. The show is about Lynx Lamour, a young Cree woman from sub-Arctic Manitoba, who goes out into the world to sing her heart out. Against all odds, she achieves her dreams. The world falls in love and will never been the same.
This project is being developed over the course of three years (2018-2020) through a series of theatre residencies, First Nations community engagements, and artistic and academic collaborations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. The song lyrics are performed in Woods Cree.
For one night only, Highway will bring this new musical to Brandon University’s Evans Theatre on Tuesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. He’ll be joined by Krystle Pederson, Lancelot Knight, Junior Clarke, Liam Allan, Nathan Halcrow and Andrina Turenne. Special guests The Bighetty & Bighetty Puppets.
General tickets are $20, students are $10. Tickets are available at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
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