Rocko and Nakota – August 27 to August 31

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Blyth Festival Presents

Written and performed by Josh Languedoc

Directed by Eric Smith

Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land, written and performed by Indigenous artist Josh Languedoc, is a compelling one-man show named among the Top 6 Picks of the Fringe in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Vancouver. Meet Nakota. A young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One day, Grandpa Rocko comes for a visit. Next thing Nakota knows, he is whisked away into a world of stories that are right below his feet. Within the land. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long-forgotten stories of the past. It is a powerful marriage of storytelling and transformatively moving dialogue.

“His ability to breathe new life into traditional Indigenous stories (complete with seamlessly inserted Metallica and Blue Rodeo lyrics) is a gift to see in person.” ~ Chad Jarvie-Laidlaw, CVTV by Culture Vulture

Now based in Edmonton, Josh has family on reserve at Saugeen First Nation.

This production was made possible through the support of the Edmonton Heritage Council, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Banff Centre’s 2018 Indigenous Storytelling and Spoken Word Residency.


Play Showings

TuesdayAugust 27, 20198pmBUY SEASON PASSES
WednesdayAugust 28, 20198pmBUY SEASON PASSES
ThursdayAugust 29, 20198pmBUY SEASON PASSES
FridayAugust 30, 20198pmBUY SEASON PASSES
SaturdayAugust 31, 20192pmBUY SEASON PASSES