Sir John A:Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion

February 22 - March 12, 2023

Sir John A:Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion

By Drew Hayden Taylor
A ‘buddy’ adventure that is part road trip - part grand heist - this story follows two Ojibway men, Bobby Rabbit, and his wannabe rock star friend Hugh, who leave their reserve and head out on the TransCanada highway to right a cultural wrong. To retrieve his grandfather’s medicine pouch from the British museum, Bobby and Hugh will steal precious relics to hold as ransom - Sir John A. MacDonald’s bones. Along the way they pick up, Anya a white student from a prestigious university with opinions on absolutely everything. These three sort historical fact from fiction to chart their own terms for reconciliation. All the while Sir John himself makes appearances to ruminate on legacy and nationhood. First premiering at The National Arts Centre, this is a funny and inquisitive piece of theatre that invites us all to brush off the cobwebs of history with grace, courage and a few laughs along the road.

Content: Residential Schools, The Indian Act & language 14+ recommended.

"The actors were outstanding - so well cast. And the play was so enjoyable with just the right amount of humour. I even learned some history!! Such amazing talent, so entertaining. The finale was the best!!" Jill McDougall, Globe Theatre Patron

Cast and
Creative Team


Skyler Anderson

Bobby Rabbit


John A MacDonald

Sarah Bergbusch




Kaitlin Hickey

Set & Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Jeff Chief

Costume Designer

UV Indigenous Artwork Designer

Stage Manager

Apprentice Stage Manager