Where the Blood Mixes

Kevin Loring
March 11, 2010 - March 20, 2010


PTE has been offered a wonderful opportunity to present this important and compelling story, on its way to the National Arts Centre. TICKETS ARE ONLY $20.  Seating will be limited by the short run, so reserve your seats now!


March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 & 20: 8pm
March 16: 7pm
Matinees – March 13: 3pm & March 14: 2pm
High School Matinees -- March 11 & 17:  12:30 pm

Where the Blood Mixes goes straight to the heart. But it goes there via the funny bone. — Vancouver Courier

What a joy to witness… a genuinely great piece of theatre about our nation’s dark secret and the terrible consequences of trying to poison the well of aboriginal spirit, being, culture and ritual. — Vancouver Sun

l to r: Kim Harvey, Margo Kane, Ben Cardinal; Kim Harvey, Billy Merasty; Jason Burnstick, Billy Merasty

Irreverently funny and brutally honest, Where the Blood Mixes is a story about loss and redemption.  Can a person survive their past; can a people survive their history? Caught in a shadowy pool of alcoholic pain and guilt, Floyd is a man who has lost everyone he holds most dear. Now after more than two decades, his daughter Christine, who had been adopted by a white family, returns home to meet and confront her father. Set during the salmon run, Where the Blood Mixes takes us to the -bottom of the river, to the heart of a People.

Where the Blood Mixes was written to expose the shadows below the surface of the author’s First Nations heritage, complete with Residential Schools and the ‘60s Scoop, and to celebrate its survivors, deep in whose hearts the memories still live.

Running Time:  Approximately 90 minutes, no intermissions

See "behind-the-scenes"photos and more photos of the show in our Photo and Video Gallery (see the menu at left)

Kevin Loring is a member of the Nlakapmux First Nation. As an actor he has performed in numerous plays across Canada and recently starred in the feature film Pathfinder. Loring is a recipient of the 2005 City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Theatre Artist and was the 2006 artist-in-residence at The Playhouse Theatre Company.  He was recently appointed Playwright-in-Residence at the National Arts Centre for 2009-10, with assistance from the Canada Council of the Arts.

Where the Blood Mixes is a Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company and The Belfry Theatre Revival Production in association with The Savage Society.

Where the Blood Mixes was co-developed by the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, The Savage Society and Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops).

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