is a powerful new play by award-winning playwright
Drew Hayden Taylor. The story in Someday
told through fictional characters and full of Taylor''s distinctive
wit and humour, is based on the real-life tragedies suffered by
many Native Canadian families.
Anne Wabung''s daughter was taken away by children''s aid
workers when the girl was only a toddler. It is Christmastime
35 years later, and Anne''s yearning to see her now-grown daughter
is stronger than ever.
When the family is finally reunited,
however, the dreams of neither women are fulfilled.
The setting for the play is a fictional
Ojibway community, but could be any reserve in Canada, where
thousands of Native children were removed from their families in
what is known among Native people as the "scoop-up" of the 1950s
and 1960s. Somedayis an entertaining, humourous, and
spirited play that packs an intense emotional wallop.
"One of the 50 Essential Canadian Plays"
-- Toronto Star