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Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish

2019/11/22 (Friday)

The Hungry Feast Dish

Studio Theatre

Surrey Arts Centre

Saturday February 15 

By Joseph A. Dandurand
An Axis Theatre production

When you take something from the earth, you must give something back.

Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. When Kw’atel, a hungry mouse, steals from the dish she angers Th’owxiya and must find a way to appease her. With the help of the Sqeweqs (Raven), two Spa:th (bears), and Sasq’ets (sasquatch), Kw’atel finds gifts to appease the goddess and the journey becomes one of knowledge, understanding, and forgiveness. Sometimes tricking an ancient spirit is the best step forward!

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“What makes Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish truly unforgettable is its engaging story steeped in tradition."—Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents

We’re excited to bring this playwright from the local Kwantlen First Nations to share some stories with you and your children.—Christina Campbell, City of Surrey Performing Arts Programmer

Running Time: 50 minutes, no intermission

All ages

There will be a short Q&A following the show.