Sonny’s Way by Jimmy Blais

Two brothers who grew up together in the same house, in the same community, and under the same conditions, end up taking completely different paths in life. We watch as Jeff and Sonny try to reconnect after many years apart…

Sonny's Way by Jimmy Blais

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Two brothers who grew up together in the same house, in the same community, and under the same conditions, end up taking completely different paths in life. We watch as Jeff and Sonny try to reconnect after many years apart and after life has dealt them many difficult cards.

Examining addiction and how we perceive addicts, Sonny’s Way highlights a terrifying opioid crisis, puts to question the validity of certain “medicines”, and asks us to question why certain ways of dealing with pain and trauma are considered “better” than others. But above all, this is a story of hope and reclamation.

Inspired by James Baldwin’s short story, Sonny’s Blues, this play was originally developed at The National Theatre School’s Indigenous Artists in Residence program.

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