Deep within the bowels of the Northwest Territories were nestled two atomic bombs — Little Boy and Fat Man. To bring back to life the memory of those who died as we charged along the road to uranium, Marie Clements has symbolically retraced their journey. Starting from the land of her ancestors, she travels down the length of the Mackenzie River, crosses the United States and makes her way to Hiroshima. Looming from the shadows are characters she has created.
Their paths will cross between 1880 and 1945, gradually revealing the blind force they will smash into. The heart of this ritualistic device is a mine around which stories spin and unwind in circles and in broken lines. On this vast land furrowed by light and disembowelled by the roar of war and progress, wandering souls strike the first notes of a symphony of pardon.
ASSISTANT TO THE STAGE DIRECTOR
BRANDY HANUSE CORLETT
LITTLE BOY – KOONIS JOYAL-SINCLAIR
BROTHER LABINE 2 / LE MINEUR / STEVEDORE – MARCUS HONDRO
KOJI – HIRO KANAGAWA
THE WIDOW / LA GRAND-MÈRE JAPONAISE – MARGO KANE
BROTHER LABINE 1 / THE DENE ORE CARRIER / STEVEDORE – KEVIN LORING
ROUND ROSE / TOKYO ROSE – JULIE TAMIKO MANNING
FATMAN / CAPTAIN MIKE – ALLAN MORGAN
ROSE LISA C. RAVENSBERGEN
RADIUM PAINTE – ERIN WELLS