The Post Mistress
UNQUESTIONABLY Canada’s greatest First Nations’ playwright and one of the most influential artists of his generation, TOMSON HIGHWAY returns to Toronto with his latest work, a one-woman musical starring the magnificent PATRICIA CANO, accompanied by Tomson himself on piano. The (Post) Mistress, known in French as Zesty Gopher s’est fait écraser par un frigo, tells the story of Marie-Louise Painchaud, postmistress of a town on the French River, who has the uncanny ability to read the village mail without opening a single envelope, and turn each letter into a magnificent song. Because she knows everyone’s past and present, she takes us on a journey through their secrets, fantasies, and lies with songs in English, French and Cree. A co-production with Pleiades Theatre and nominated for a 2015 Juno for Best Aboriginal Album.