Civilized: REVIEWS & AWARDS
Winnipeg Free Press review of
CIVILIZED at 2022 Winnipeg Fringe Festival
"If you haven't already, put this performance on your must-see list.
Actor John D. Huston resurrects a government bureaucrat from
1907 -the Laurier era - for this hour-long performance that is a
far greater and more comprehensive history lesson than many of
us (past a certain age anyway) ever learned about Canada's
treatment of Indigenous people.
This drama is gripping, fascinating and extremely difficult at times.
Performing a script by fringe mainstay Keir Cutler (Teaching
Shakespeare), Huston's performance is bang-on. He will make
you believe that, yes, this is probably how the government
justified this dark part of Canadian history.
Civilized brings to life parts of our past that we are still trying to
reconcile. It is based on true historical reports and writings, and
the way itŐs told is digestible and engaging. This play should be
shown in schools, workplaces, old folks' homes and anywhere
else people will see it. "
- Shelley Cook