(photo credit: Mateo Hernandez)
the bitter winter seeps in through the cracks
Teesri Duniya forces us to pay attention
by Jessica Wei
I can't relate to the Aboriginal struggle.
Where The Blood Mixes, written by Canadian playwright Kevin Loring, flips the rug up from under our polite Canadian passivity and uncovers the leftover dust of the residential school system which so many of us know so little about. Loring's play is centred around a group of friends (played by Jeremy Proulx, George Bender, and Emilee Valuz) who have grown up with each other through the residential schools, now in their adulthood. Alcoholism is a burden they carry around with them, poverty is another, and then there are the dark stories they no longer talk about. When Christine (Alarey Alsip), a long-lost daughter of one of these survivors, returns back to her native land in search of her parents, the stories begin to surface again.
Where the Blood Mixes runs to September 30
Read also Teesri Duniya AD Rahul Varma's first-person on the play