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Almighty Voice and His Wife

Almighty Voice and His Wife

By Daniel David Moses
Introduction by Yvette Nolan
Duration: 110 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548970, 80 pages, August 2009
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770911178, 80 pages, August 2009
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770911161, 80 pages, August 2009


A young couple woo and wed, but they're Cree and it's 1895, the first generation after the Riel Rebellion, and it's suddenly hard for the people who followed the buffalo to live happily ever after. What are they going to do? It's still a bit early to go into show business.

Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late twentieth century. The "renegade Indian story" transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history. A modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.


"…one of the few plays firmly considered as part of the canon of great Canadian drama…"

- Christopher Hoile, EYE Weekly

"By its end, the poetic, imaginative Almighty Voice and His Wife has turned into a one-ring circus. And that's a good thing."

- Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine