The Breathing Hole / Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ

© Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona
© Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona
Indigenous arts Theatre Drama
  • In-person event

  • English
  • Ages 14+

  • Approx. 3 hours  with intermission
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 11:00 am English Seats available

“Groundbreaking, deeply moving [...] if you can see this production, you MUST.”


In a masterful feat of stagecraft and imagination, The Breathing Hole brings to life the legendary tale of a polar bear cub adopted by an Inuk grandmother, carrying us through centuries of tumultuous contact between those who honour the North and those who exploit it.

The play is presented in English and Inuktut.  


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