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The Unplugging

May 2018

By Yvette Nolan - Directed by Reneltta Arluk


  • - May 2-5, 2018 - Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • - May 9, 2018 - Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, Dawson City, Yukon
  • - May 10, 2018 - Old Crow, Yukon
  • - May 14, 2018 - Mayo, Yukon
  • - May 16, 2018 - St. Elias Convention Centre, Haines Junction, Yukon
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“…an aboriginal – and feminist – perspective on how the lessons of the past can help us survive an uncertain future”
– Globe and Mail


In an instant, electricity all over the world stops flowing, and humanity is left in the dark. Bern and Elena, exiled from their village for being too old to bear children, trudge across the desolate, post-apocalyptic ruin. Relying upon traditional wisdom for their survival, they retreat from the remains of civilization to a frozen wooded landscape where they attempt to carry on after the end of the world. When a charismatic stranger from the village arrives seeking their aid, Bern and Elena must decide whether they will use their knowledge of the past to give the society that rejected them a chance at a future. Inspired by an Athapascan legend.

– Winner of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script –



Written by Yvette Nolan
Directed by Reneltta Arluk