My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.-Louis Riel The Willows, Saskatchewan: Frank, a young MZtis lawyer, introduces hisfiancZ to the idyllic life of his community one July long weekend.That weekend his law practice and his personal life are threatenedwhen the provincial game wardens accuse him of poaching a deer.Stretching Hide heads to the country to present a portrait of a community not often seen on Canadian stages or written into the official histories of Canada-the MZtis Nation.Winner of the Canadian National Playwriting Competition
About the Author
Dale Lakevold's plays include Wild Geese, Cross Creek, L-Love's Body, Never Never Mind, Kurt Kurt Cobain, Misty Lake, and Making L-Love's Body. His audio theatre installation "Notes for a Speech on (Canadian) Flagmaking" was produced at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in 2003 by the Brandon Arts Collective. He was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer in Manitoba in 1999. He lives in Brandon where he teaches at Brandon University.