SNTC is proud to present the Rez Christmas Play in the Cree Language

Published: Nov 21, 2012

The Rez Christmas Play this season will see the return of the 2003 production but with an important new twist.  For the first time in SNTC history, the production will be presented in the Cree Language with English surtitles projected above the actors.  In past productions the Rez Christmas Story has featured an English language production with bits of Cree heard throughout the play – this year the exact opposite is true. 

For Artistic Director Curtis Peeteetuce this has been a long and challenging process that he anticipates will be rewarding for the company and the community.  “We hope our audience enjoys the kohkoms of Kiwetinohk as they share their story in their own language.  First of all, much love and gratitude to all the translators, dramaturges and administrators involved in this project from the very beginning.  My gratitude and love also to all the cast and crew, who have taken on this production with heart and courage, all in an effort to learn, love and share in the nehiyawewin (Cree language).” 

How the Chief Stole Christmas
By Curtis Peeteetuce

November 28 - December 8, 2012
Studio 914
914 20th St. West, Saskatoon

Cast: Lacey Eninew, Waylon Machiskinic, Arron Naytowhow and Gloria Okeynan
Director:  Curtis Peeteetuce
Stage Manager: Aaron Shingoose
Assistant Stage Manager:  Jennifer Bishop
Production Manager: Jim Arthur
Sound Design: Curtis Peeteetuce

Costume Design:  Jeff Chief
Set and Lighting Design: Adam Naismith
Cree Language Translation:  Randy Morin, Colleen Stanley, Giselle Tootoosis and Angus Vincent
Cree Language Coaching: Darwin Chief, Jeff Chief and Clarence Quinney

The Kohkoms (grandmothers) of Kiwetinohk, Sihkos, Zula and Clare, make their holiday return in the remount of this popular production. This season, new interim chief – and nephew of Sihkos – Kevin Cedar, is intent on cutting spending at any cost in order to save a community in debt. Sihkos suspects there is something Kevin is up to and hiding from everyone in Kiwetinohk.

8 p.m. Evening Shows $16
2 p.m. Saturday Matinees $16
1 p.m. Weekday Matinees $11 Adults, $6 Students (School Groups)

Tickets available at the Remai Arts Centre Box Office.
100 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Sask.
Phone 384-7727 or book online at 

For further information or to arrange interviews, please call:

Alan Long, General Manager at 933-2262 or 

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444