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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

A Comedy About Coming Home

August 11 - 26
Firehall Theatre




By Drew Hayden Taylor
Produced in Association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC

  • Grace, an Indigenous woman adopted by a white family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present. She struggles to connect her two lives in this heartwarming and hilarious story about coming home.

    "A combination of heartache and hilarity that works wonderfully."
    - CBC Radio

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    Playing at the Firehall Theatre
    from August 11 - 26

    Running time: 2 hours (including intermission)

  • Cast

    Dakota Hebert – Janice
    Taran Kootenhayoo – Tonto
    Aren Okemaysim – Rodney
    Joelle Peters – Barb


    Director – Lisa C. Ravensbergen
    Associate Director – Heather Cant
    Set Designer – Jung-Hye Kim
    Costume Designer – Vanessa Imeson
    Lighting Designer – Rebecca Picherack
    Sound Designer – Doug Perry
    Fight Director – Melissa Thomas
    Stage Manager – Christine Leroux
    Apprentice Stage Manager – Meghan Froebelius

  • Coming soon!
  • Play examines impacts of 60s scoop 
    Kamloops This Week. April 27, 2017. 
    Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth has a personal connection for Joelle Peters. The actress, who plays Barb in Western Canada Theatre’s upcoming production based on the 60s Scoop, said her family is still affected … Read More 

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