About the Book
One of the conditions of Darren’s release from prison is that he must live with his father Wally, on the rez — and that means that the two men must begin to deal with their fraught history. Popcorn Elder looks at a community working to face its demons and heal past trauma. At the heart of the play is the story of a father and son, filled with anger, guilt, and pain, seeking connection and reconciliation. Through flashbacks, a combination of Cree and English, and an unforgettable cast of characters, Popcorn Elder tells the story of one family’s journey toward hope.
“…the story of a father and son at a crossroads in a world of both real and false faith… unifying, cleansing and uplifting.” — Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
About the Author
Curtis Peeteetuce is from the Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film. Selected highlights include Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (Richard III, Twelfth Night), Globe Theatre (Salt Baby), Persephone Theatre (A History of Breathing) and GTNT (Where The Blood Mixes, Thunderstick). Curtis is the recipient of the Saskatoon & Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Male Performance and the Henry Woolf Award for Achievement. He is also the playwright of the Rez Christmas story series, including Nicimos: The Final Rez Christmas Story (Scirocco 2015.)