The Rez SistersAuthor Tomson Highway ISBN 9780920079447 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fifth House Publication Date December 15, 1992 Size 140 x 216 mm Category FH04
This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life.
The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native theatre and writing in Canada today.
is a celebrated playwright, novelist, and children's author. He is the author of the plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award. He has also written children's books including Fox on the Ice and Caribou Song. He splits his time between Northern Ontario and the south of France.
Nominated for the Governor General's Award
Winner of the 1987 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play
Winner of the 1987 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
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