The Rez Sisters Background

The Rez Sisters Background

The Rez Sisters (A Play in Two Acts) was written by Tomson Highway. It was originally published during 1988 and was published again during 1999 by Fifth House. This play is centered on seven Native women who live on a reservation and are trying to overcome the hardships of the rez lifestyle. Their ticket to a better life is winning an epic game of bingo.

The Rez Sisters is an intriguing mixture of struggle, mysticism, hope, and humor for readers to enjoy. Some readers describe the play as hilarious and shockingly entertaining, while other readers are not as impressed with the play's humor and development of characters.

Highway is a playwright, novelist, librettist, and children's author, among other roles. He is a winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. Highway was even listed as one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history by Maclean's magazine during 2000.

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