The Ministry of Grace
A grand, sweeping story of friendship and redemption.
It’s 1950 in the deserts of Southern California. Evangelist Brother Cain has a booming trade; his tent revival show moves from town to town, fleecing crowds desperate for something to believe in. When he discovers Mary, a Ntlaka’pamux woman from the Nicola Valley, reading the bible, he puts her onstage, renames her Grace, and displays her as a miracle: an Indian who can read.
Written and directed by Tara Beagan.
Mary: Quelemia Sparrow
Brother Cain: Stafford Perry
Clem: Bernard Starlight
Lizzie Mae: Lara Schmitz
Set & Lighting Design: Andy Moro
Composer & Sound Design: Chantal Vitalis
Costume Design: Jolane Houle
Props Master: Ximena Pinilla
Fight & Intimacy Director: Brianna Johnston
SM: Claire Bolton
ASM: Kalena Lewandowski
Elder in Residence: Dustin Walter
MAKING TREATY 7 STAFF
Artistic Director: Michelle Thrush
Executive Director: Neil Fleming
Production Manager: Allison Robinson
Cultural Outreach Coordinator: Kayshja Eli
Communications & Marketing Manager: Ninaakii Low Horn
This show contains discussions of historical and contemporary racially-motivated violence, alcohol and tobacco consumption, and several strong racial epithets. It also contains a scene of the aftermath of reproductive violence against a woman.
Recommended for ages 14+
April 13 - 23, 2023
2:00 PM, 7:30 PM
The Grand, 1 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada
135 min + Intermission
Please see the description. Recommended for ages 14+