Burning Sun Productions Presents Edna Jaques Live!
November 29, Artesian on 13th
Edna Jaques -- "The Poet of the Prairies" - comes back to Saskatchewan this fall in Ken Mitchell's dramatic revival, EDNA JAQUES - LIVE! Hailed as Canada's premier poet in the 1930s and 40s, this bard of Saskatchewan, the tough little farmer from Briercrest astonished the world with her colorful poetic commentary on the life and glory of pioneer culture on the prairies. She published over ten books of poetry, as well as an autobiography in her later years, Uphill All the Way.
Edna Jaques' "uphill story" is an astonishing account of her tough life in the Dirty Thirties, and her celebrated years in the 1940s, when she became a truly international poet , met the Queen, travelled to Europe and the pyramids of Egypt. She passed away in 1978, still writing. The Jaques' one-room homestead shack was restored by the village of Briercrest, and designated a Saskatchewan heritage property there in 2008. The new Brier Rose Cultural Centre commissioned an early version of the Edna Jaques drama in 2010, and there Michele Sereda, one of Saskatchewan's most dynamic performers, first became Edna Jaques - and the star was born again.
So come and have tea with Edna at the Artesian on 13th, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. Tickets are on sale at the Artesian, the Mysteria+Gallery and Cathedral Village Free House.
7:00PM - Doors and Lounge Open
8:00PM - Showtime
Tickets are $15 in Advance or $18 at the Door.
2627 13th Avenue