Someday by Drew Hayden Taylor
Someday is a powerful play by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor. The story in Someday, though told through fictional characters and full of Taylor's distinctive wit and humour, is based on the real-life tragedies suffered by many Native Canadian families.
Anne Wabung's daughter was taken away by children's aid workers when the girl was only a toddler. It is Christmastime 35 years later, and Anne's yearning to see her now-grown daughter is stronger than ever.
When the family is finally reunited, however, the dreams of neither women are fulfilled.
The setting for the play is a fictional Ojibway community, but could be any reserve in Canada, where thousands of Native children were removed from their families in what is known among Native people as the "scoop-up" of the 1950s and 1960s. Someday is an entertaining, humourous, and spirited play that packs an intense emotional wallop.
Year Printed: 1993
First produced in 1991 by De-Ba-Jeh-Mu-Jig Theatre Group, Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island
Running Time: 110 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 3