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Danielle Roy plays the role of a 23-year old principal from the city who arrives in a small northern Saskatchewan community to teach. She arrives with preconceived notions of the people and community, and fully formed ideas of how to change them for the better.
A large comparison at work here is that of colonization: of coming to a new place and trying to define it by your own rules. Roy gives a precise, thoughtful, and entertaining performance, tackling multiple roles including a flea-ridden dog, and manages to generate sympathy for her character who often missteps and stumbles as she integrates into her new community. Quiet and unassuming, The Wild Dog Waits on the Concrete Path is a beautiful rumination change written with sensitivity and empathy by Nathan Howe.
— Frances Koncan
From the Fringe program:
A young teacher from "big city" Saskatchewan arrives in a town overgrown by forest to be the principal of a school in a cage. Now a wild dog has figured out how to get through the fence… what has she gotten herself into?
One performer and three chalkboards tell a goofy and heartwarming story about a 23-year-old principal in northern Saskatchewan.
Written by Nathan Howe, the award-winning creator of Matchstick and Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another, and starring Danielle Roy, creator of Peach.
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 – 10:45 PM
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 – 1:00 PM
Sat, Jul 21, 2018 – 7:45 PM
Sun, Jul 22, 2018 – 3:15 PM
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 – 3:15 PM
Wed, Jul 25, 2018 – 6:45 PM
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 – 9:30 PM
Sun, Jul 29, 2018 – 4:30 PM
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:54 PM CDT: adds review