Based around the experiences of local Indigenous people entering a sweat lodge, Mno Bimaadiziwin (meaning, "A Good Life") is a story about the resiliency of love, healing, and community in the face of trauma. Mno Bimaadiziwin is the first play in Simcoe County (Treaty 16 & 18) that focuses on the stories of the local Indigenous community members.
Written by a local Indigenous playwright, Mno Bimaadiziwin is unapologetic in its examination of Indigenous experiences in Simcoe County, but also brings an uplifting message of hope and a brighter future for Indigenous communities.
Mno Bimaadiziwin will run from September 24th to October 3rd at The Orillia Opera House. The show will run for approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
Please note: the current COVID-19 guidelines of The Orillia Opera House require patrons to have proof of vaccination or proof of medical exemption.
Matinee shows on Sept. 25th and Oct. 2nd will feature a moderated talkback by Kelly Brownbill, Cultural Consultant for Mno Bimaadiziwin.
Tickets are available through our friends at The Orillia Opera House.
Plus, if you book in a group of eight or more, you can save $10 on your ticket!
Please contact The Orillia Opera House Box Office to confirm your group booking.
Developed with support of the City of Barrie, The Canada Council for the Arts, The McGuire Trust, the Barrie Native Friendship Centre, Georgian College’s Indigenous Studies Program, and our generous sponsors, members, and donors.