Public Energy and TD Canada Trust present SONGS IN THE KEY OF CREE with

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Public Energy and TD Canada Trust present


Tomson Highway - Cree-Canadian playwright/songwriter/pianist and raconteur
Patricia Cano - Peruvian-Canadian cabaret singer
Marcus Ali - jazz saxophonist
A special concert to benefit Public Energy’s programming of outstanding performing artists from Peterborough and across Canada.
Supporting Sponsor:  Indigenous Studies Program, Trent University
MAY 11, 2017 AT 8PM
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
General Admission Tickets: $40
VIP Tickets (cabaret seating, cocktail reception with Tomson Highway): $100

Public Energy is honoured to welcome back to Peterborough a living legend of Canadian theatre and music, Tomson Highway. On May 11 he brings Songs in the Key of Cree to the Market Hall stage with the extraordinary Peruvian/Canadian singer Patricia Cano, and saxophonist Marcus Ali.

Songs in the Key of Cree is a compilation of songs written over the past thirty years by Cree-Canadian playwright/songwriter/pianist Tomson Highway. The songs in the show are taken from five of his musicals over the years, in order: “Rose,” “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito,” “The (Post) Mistress,” “The Sage, the Dancer, and the Fool” and a new work in progress as yet to be named. What makes the songs unique is their Cree lyrics.

VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 6:30pm-7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
An intimate meet & greet with Tomson Highway, who will speak on the topic: 
 The Birth and Development of ‘Native showbiz’. With locally sourced Indigenous food from Grandfather’s Kitchen and a selection of fine wine.

A member of the Order of Canada, Tomson Highway is one of Canada’s greatest playwrights. Peterborough audiences will recall that two of his best works have been staged in Peterborough by the O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective, assisted by Public Energy: The Rez Sisters and The (Post) Mistress, with these extraordinary musician/performers of Songs in the Key of Cree as the cast for the production of the latter, held at the Market Hall in 2012.

Buy ONLINE | CALL 705.749.1146 | IN PERSON at Market Hall Box Office:
Mon-Fri, noon-5pm. 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough.

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