‘Rita Joe’

'Rita Joe' scene

Peggy Revell

Rita Joe (Sophie Potvin-Begin) and Eileen Joe (Casey Oster) shared a peaceful moment together during the Friday night’s performance of “The Ecstasy of Rita Joe” by Muskie Theatre at the Townshend Theatre. Joined by community members, the Fort High students tackled the Canadian play written by George Ryga, and first performed in 1967, which was one of the first to deal with the effects that colonial and Canadian government policy has had on First Nations.