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Runs from Wednesday September 13 2017 to Saturday September 16 2017

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Old Fire Hall
1105 1st Avenue
Whitehorse YT Y1A 0X0


Performance Notes

× Coarse Language and Mature Content (recommended age 12+) Latecomers will not be admitted to Busted up.

Busted Up: A Yukon Story Whitehorse’s Open Pit Theatre presents Busted Up: A Yukon Story. Set right here in the Yukon, a plethora of real-life characters whose opinions and stories are as varied as their age and ethnic backgrounds reveal themselves: how they ended up in the territory, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears.

Throughout the play, the juxtaposed voices of these people gather and evolve around the relationships between aboriginal people and settlers, natural resource extractions, the growing immigrant population and the fast paced changes Canada's north is experiencing.

The result is a powerful play full of humor, violence, absurdity, and tenderness.

“…it simultaneously brought me to laughter and broke my heart.”

“The intersection of the characters' stories combined to stitch a fabric that feels like the Yukon I live in and love, with all its complexities and contradictions.”

“Funny, poignant, silly, sombre. Phenomenal.”