This theatrical play was written by Cree playwright Kenneth T. Williams and stars Northerner Tiffany Ayalik, also a 2017 Juno winner of Indigenous Album of the Year for her part in Quantum Tangle.
About the Play:
Yvette Wong is a girl of mixed heritage growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s. Her father is Chinese and he runs a small-town café. Her mother is Cree. When Yvette is 10, her mother extracts a promise from her: that she never tell anyone she is Cree. Yvette holds this secret close to her heart – until the moment she can no longer hide her heritage from herself. Based on the true story of Sen. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck – also a neuroscientist – Café Daughter is the powerful, funny and touching tale of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage.
For more information and to check out the full season of live performances coming to Fort Smith, go to the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre website: www.naccnt.ca
The play is produced by The Workshop Playrights Theatre company and is being presented in Fort Smith by the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre in partnership with the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre.