Savage Society presents THE COUNCIL OF SPIDER, ANT AND FLY at Lytton River Festival, September 3, 20

Savage Society is pleased to present the The Council of Spider, Ant and Fly a drama with music, at the Lytton River Festival in Lytton, British Columbia on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Formerly there was no death in the world, and people did not know exactly what it was. Ant and Spider were very wise. They held a council with Fly. Spider said to Ant "You are cutting yourself in two with your tight belt. Soon you will die." In The Council of Spider, Ant and Fly we watch these three insects debate, reason and contemplate whether death should or should not exist in our world. And they must face the harsh consequences of their decision

This event is Savage Society’s fourth production in four years created with community members of Lytton and the Nlaka’pamux Nation. Performers and contributing artists in The Council of Spider, Ant and Fly include Kevin Loring, Tai Amy Grauman, Ronnie Dean Harris, Taran Kootenhayoo, Kelsey Kanatan Wavey, Bronwyn Bowlby, Sandy Scofield and N’laka’pamux community members. This project is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts, First Peoples Cultural Council, BC Arts Council. Special thanks to Lytton First Nation and N’laka’pamux Tribal Council, The Village of Lytton, and the Lytton & District Chamber of Commerce.

Director and Playwright: Kevin Loring Musical Director: Sandy Scofield

Production Manager and Sound Designer: Bronwyn Bowlby

Production Coordinator: Kathleen Gordon

About Savage Society

Savage Society is a vehicle in which the members produce their own stories as practising Theatre and Film Artists of aboriginal descent. Savage Society is committed to telling original, contemporary aboriginal stories sourcing myth, tradition and contemporary aboriginal perspectives

Savage Society artistic director Kevin Loring was appointed in June 2017 to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa as the first Artistic Director of its new Indigenous Theatre Department. A Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation, Loring took his new position this past October. A graduate of Langara College’s Studio 58 in Vancouver, Loring co-curated the Talking Stick Festival, served as artist-in-residence at Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, and he remains artistic director of Savage Society.

For more information and interview requests, please contact Savage Society. Thank you.

Phone: 604-838-6587 | Chelsea Carlson, Managing Director

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