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What’s On (Smoky Lake): You Used To Call Me Marie – Savage Society

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What’s On (Smoky Lake): You Used To Call Me Marie – Savage Society

Savage Society is proud to announce the summer tour of You Used to Call Me Mariea Métis love story by Tai Amy Grauman. After a successful tour of the workshop production last summer, the cast are excited to bring a full production to communities across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Check out for full tour dates and details.

For three performances only, You Used To Call Me Marie will be showing at Alberta’s first major Métis cultural destination, Métis Crossing. Métis Crossing is a fully accessible venue located on the banks of the beautiful North Saskatchewan River just 10 minutes south of Smoky Lake.

This theatrical event includes a delicious two course meal before enjoying the show at this unique Indigenous venue. The performance will take place outdoors so be sure to dress for the weather and wear sunscreen! Seating will be available but guests also have the option to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs if they prefer.

Wednesday July 27th/Thursday July 28th/Friday July 29th
Dinner begins at 5:00pm
Performance begins at 7:00pm

Métis Crossing
17339 Victoria Trail
Smoky Lake, AB
T0A 3C0

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Dinner & Show: Adult $49.56/person inclusive of gratuity and GST
Dinner & Show: Senior/Child $37.17/person inclusive of gratuity and GST

Show Only: Adult $22.05/per person inclusive of GST
Show Only: Senior/Child $16.80/ person inclusive of GST.

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You used to call me Marie… follows two souls through eight Métis love stories at eight distinct periods in history. Moving through different lives, we watch Iskwewo, Napew and Mistatim before and after the colonization of Treaty 6. We watch the emergence of the Métis nations across the plains, the robust colonization that arises from the fur trade and the political uprising of the Métis association of Alberta in the 1930’s. Beginning in a creation story and ending in the present, ‘You used to call me Marie…’ shares the Callihoo women’s love stories, their fight for their people as well as their resilient sovereignty as Métis women.

You used to call me Marie… features Tai Amy Grauman as Iskwewo, Joel Montgrand as Napew, supported by dancers Madelaine McCallum and Jeanette Kotowich and fiddler Kathleen Nisbet.

Tai Amy Grauman is Métis, Cree and Haudenosaunee from Ardrossan, Alberta. Tai was awarded the Métis Nation of Alberta’s award for “Outstanding Youth of 2020” for the work she is doing to unravel the stories of Métis women in her family (the Callihoos). She also received the Jessie Richardson award for most promising newcomer in 2018 as well as Vancouver’s Mayor’s Emerging Theatre Artist of 2015, nominated by Margo Kane. Tai is an artistic associate at Savage Society and an associate artist at the Citadel Theatre. She is also currently doing her Masters in theatre creation at the U of A. Tai is working on commissions with Nightswimming Wiwimaw, Axis Theatre Company Where did all the buffalo go… and the Arts Club Theatre Company My Father is the greatest man in the world.

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