Written and Performed by Cliff Cardinal
Directed by Karin Randoja
Content Advisory: This production contains strong language, solvent abuse, drug and alcohol use, domestic and sexual violence, death by suicide, explicit sexuality, and examines mature themes, including: intergenerational trauma, the cycle of abuse, colonization, homophobia, sexual violence, voyeurism, and suicide.
Age Recommendation: 16+
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From Cliff Cardinal, multi-award-winning Cree writer, poet and actor, comes a darkly comedic solo production that tells the tale of Wind and his two brothers, who are caught in a torrent of solvent abuse and struggling to cope with the sudden death of their mother. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his own fragile psyche.
A theatrical breath of fresh air, the critically-acclaimed Huff has shocked audiences across North America with its biting humour, unflinching honesty, and ability to find laughter in the darkest places.
From the Stage Door
“This captivating tale of an off-grid mother solidifies Cardinal as one of the most talented and intriguing writers in the country.” – NOW MAGAZINE
"Shape-shifting Cliff Cardinal excels in this visceral tale of addiction, violence and abuse." —The Guardian
“It's not breezy theatre, but it is riveting.” – CBC