Canadian Stage has definitely broken out of the old rut of tried and true and boring safe productions. Yukon Style is not a perfect play, but it is interesting and holds your attention from beginning to end. Author Sarah Berthiaume is definitely someone to watch for.
Four characters intersect in the north. Two are running away from their lives in the outside world. Set against the background of the missing women and the Robert Pickton trial, the four characters tell their stories. Kate arrives in a blizzard, woefully under dressed but ready to say what she sees or feels, without censorship. Yuko picked the location because there were so few other Japanese people there. Garin wants to know who his missing aboriginal mother was and Pops is dying of liver failure. Ultimately they look after each other and give each other absolution.