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The Hours That Remain

February 2014

By Keith Barker


“…a testament to how rarely the plight of missing aboriginal women makes it into the headlines.” – Georgia Straight


“A very powerful and moving production…” – Audience Member, Dawson City


“… this play ingeniously casts light on the issue without making you feel like you’d rather be somewhere else.” – The Star Phoenix


The Hours That Remain explores the story of a woman haunted by the disappearance of her sister. Denise desperately seeks to find answers to Michelle’s disappearance. As she and her husband Daniel grapple with the loss, Denise is visited by Michelle in a series of visions that will help her to find the answers she is looking for. In confronting the pervasive reality of missing Aboriginal women in Canada, we are also faced with the legacy of loss endured by families, friends and community.

This acclaimed play inspired by BC’s infamous “Highway of Tears” is published by Playwrights Canada Press. It’s first production in 2012 (New Harlem Productions/Saskatchewan Native Theatre) earned 4 Saskatoon Area Theatre Award nominations, and won the Achievement in Playwriting Award.

Gwaandak Theatre and New Harlem Productions remounted the play with two new performers for a 2014 tour to Vancouver, B.C., Whitehorse and Dawson City, Yukon. This production won the Yukon Arts Audience Award “Best Art for Social Change”.

©Bruce Barrett


We are looking forward to touring this play in Canada and internationally. The company is seeking presenters for this powerful play which resonates with audiences of all backgrounds.

Download the: THE HOURS THAT REMAIN Touring Package


With Eli Ham*, Melaina Sheldon, Christine Wesley Genier
Directed by David Storch*
Set & properties designer | Andy Moro
Sound designer| Samuel Sholdice
Lighting designer | David DeGrow
Costume designer | Isidra Cruz
Movement coach | Thomas Morgan Jones

*Member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association