Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fatty Legs, which mixes song, storytelling and dance, is based on the children’s book of the same name by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton. The production uses choral soundscapes, contemporary dance and text from the book to tell the true story of Olemaun, an eight-year-old Inuit child who left her home in the High Arctic to attend a residential school in Aklavik. Olemaun was tormented by her caregivers, forced to cut her hair, forsake her language and take the English name Margaret. Fatty Legs brings to light the suffering created by residential schools while celebrating the deep strength of a young child who refused to be broken by her experiences.
A Pay-What-You-Can performance (PWYC)
Reserve your tickets in advance online at OakvilleCentre.ca or in person at the box office. There is no admission fee, but we encourage you to help future artists and our ability to present them in the PWYC program. You decide what you pay! Confidential donation envelopes are provided at the performance.
Big Ticket Plus Members
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Big Ticket Members
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Public on sale
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10 a.m.
For more information, please visit oakvillecentre.ca.