The evening performance of Fatty Legs has been cancelled and rededicated as a second school performance due to the overwhelming demand from Kingston area educators. Ticket holders are able to refund or exchange tickets by calling the Grand Theatre box office at 613-530-2050 or visiting in person at 218 Princess St.
From Canada's far north, emerges the story of Olemaun Pokiak whose only dream is to learn to read. But her dreams are dashed after arriving at a Residential School. Her name is changed to Margaret, her hair is cut and she is shown nothing but cruelty by classmates and teachers. Fatty Legs allows audiences to experiences the deep strength of a young girl who refused to be broken by her experiences.
This production uses choral soundscapes, dance and narrative to share the story of Olemaun. Xara provides haunting choral magic and intricate choreography to create Margaret's world.