The Rez Sisters

Paperback | December 15, 1992

byTomson Highway

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This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life.

The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native theatre and writing in Canada today.

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Tired of losing at Bingo, a group of seven sisters band together to beat the system and secure their financial future. Evoking the harsh realities and impossible dreams that come to life on Canada's Native reserves, The Rez Sisters is at once witty and disturbing. It captures the true nature of reserve life in its strange contradictions of old and new, tradition and distress. Tomson Highway, a Nat...

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This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life. The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native...

Tomson Highway is a celebrated playwright, novelist, and children's author. He is the author of the earlier picture books in the Songs of the North Wind trilogy, Fox on the Ice and Caribou Song. He is also the author of the plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award. He lives in the Ottawa area.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:December 15, 1992Publisher:Fifth House BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:092007944X

ISBN - 13:9780920079447

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Funny This is a Canadian play about 7 aboriginal women who's big goal in life is to win the "biggest bingo in the world"!! Yes I am serious. The play looks at the ups and downs of living on a reserve but Highway put the aboriginal humour on it. It would be great to see this play perform! This is a nice, quick, light read.
Date published: 2007-10-16