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× The Herd
A Tarragon Acoustic Production in association with PlayME Podcast's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley
March 11, 2021 8:00 PM – March 25, 2021 11:59 PM (listen anywhere anytime)

Written by: Kenneth T. Williams
Directed by: Kevin Loring

Featuring: Ryan L Cunningham, Tai Amy Grauman, Daniel Hanover Knight, Tracey Nepinak and Amelia Sargisson

When twin White Bisons are born to a First Nation ranch, an ambitious blog reporter posts it and the story goes viral. Is this a miracle in the spiritual life of a Saskatchewan First Nation or a one in a billion scientific event? Culture, science and politics collide as the world descends on the herd to witness the sacred prophecy of the White Bison while one Indigenous scientist fights to keep her ethics intact and her herd alive.

Kenneth T. Williams is a Cree playwright from the Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan in what is known as Treaty 4 territory. He became the first Indigenous person to earn an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Alberta in 1992. Since 2017, Williams has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta.

The Herd is a new play which was programmed as part of Tarragon's 2020/21 live season, set to open in Februay 2021.

Pre-purchased Acoustic subscriptions and tickets will receive an email on the opening day of the play (Mar 11) with instructions on how to access it and any associated bonus content. Subscriptions and tickets purchased after the opening day (Mar 11) will receive the access information email within 24 hours of purchase.

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