School Matinee: Fatty Legs
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 10:15am* & 1:00pm*
Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts
Length: 45 minutes + Q&A
For Grades: 3 – 12
*Both performances are currently sold out, please contact us by email email@example.com or call us at 416-366-1656 x8277 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Fatty Legs is set in Canada’s far north and is the story of Olemaun Pokiak who dreams of learning to read. But when she arrives at Residential School she is given the name Margaret, has her long braids cut off, and is made to wear itchy red wool socks as an example of her “unworthiness.” Treated cruelly by classmates and teachers, Margaret devises a plan to ensure the red stockings won’t cause her any more humiliation. This show combines ethereal singing, engaging narration, and contemporary Indigenous dance in its adaptation of the book Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak Fenton. It is a profound yet accessible true story that brings to light the suffering created by residential schools while celebrating the deep strength of a child who refused to be broken by her experiences.
Curriculum Connections & Themes: Indigenous Studies. Residential Schools in Canada. Social Studies. English Language Arts. Music. Drama. Dance. Health & Physical Education.
Teacher Resources: Fatty Legs Educator's Package
Tickets just $10 each (HST Included). One FREE teacher/supervisor ticket with every 20 student tickets purchased.
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