The Rez Sisters: A Play in Two Acts
Author: Tomson Highway
Publisher: Fifth House Publishers (1992)
This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life.
The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Native theatre and writing in Canada today.
Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play
Nominated for the Governor General's Award