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Fatty Legs Choral Production at MSVU

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Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Seton Auditorium

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

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High in the Canadian north, eight-year-old Margaret begs her father to send her to residential school so she can learn to read. When she arrives she discovers all is not as she had expected - her long braids are cut off, she is forbidden to speak her language, and she is forced to do chores instead of attend classes. Alone and far from all she knows, she devises a plan to ensure a triumphant end to her humiliation. Fatty Legs is a profound yet accessible story that 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.

MSVU is excited to announce the upcoming production, based on the award-winning book by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Fatty Legs is Margaret's true story. Xara Choral Theatre has adapted the book for the stage, featuring choral music and dynamic contemporary dance, and featuring Rebecca Thomas (Halifax’s Poet Laureate) as narrator. This is the only showing for 2017 being held in Nova Scotia.

Featuring:
Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble
Christina Murray, conductor
Claire Leger, choreographer
Sarain Carson-Fox & Rebecca Thomas as Young Margaret

Doors open at 7:00 pm for the welcoming ceremony (show starts at 7:30 pm). Q&A to follow at 8:15 pm.

Refreshments available at closing.

Would you like to contribute? Donations to the Aboriginal Student Centre can be made at the door.

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