A Co-Production with National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre

The Secret to Good Tea

By Rosanna Deerchild
Directed by Renae Morriseau
February 18 to March 8, 2025
Opening Night Friday, February 21
Spriet Stage
A yellow teapot pours water into two matching teacups, each holding a flower.
A yellow teapot pours water into two matching teacups, each holding a flower.

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A mother and daughter find their way to each other in a story steeped in humour, truth, and a cozy cup of tea.

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Gwynn is a local radio host. Her mother, Maggie, has a story.

Maggie has spent a lifetime building a wall between herself and her memories—as well as between herself and her inquisitive, journalist daughter.

Now, with a pot of steaming hot tea as the only thing between them, Maggie and Gwynn work to dismantle that wall, uncovering Maggie’s story in a journey of laughter, revelation, understanding, and the bond of a mother and daughter.

The Secret to Good Tea is a vibrant, intimate, and cheeky family portrait based on playwright Rosanna Deerchild (CBC Unreserved) and her own mother. Fresh from a world premiere in its home province of Manitoba, Deerchild’s powerful first play is set to make its Ontario debut at the Grand Theatre, in partnership with National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre. Renae Morriseau, who directed the play’s world premiere, returns to Deerchild’s work once again and will direct The Secret to Good Tea on the Grand Theatre’s Spriet Stage.




On select Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, join host Breanne Ritchie in theatre's lounge for a brief guided discussion with guest artists, creative team members, and Grand staff members.


Join us for creative conversations pre-show with host Rachel Peake and special guests connected to the show. Tea Talks begin at 12:00pm before the Wednesday 1:00pm matinée.