núna (now) 2013 begins with a fantastic new series of Icelandic and Canadian events, taking place in Winnipeg and Gimli from May 24th through till September 7th, 2013. Don’t be one of those who hears about the fun later and cries bitter tears about missing it - watch this very website for our programming announcements and make your plans to attend núna NOW!
núna(now) will present the production of “Sargent & Victor” by Deb Patterson, in both Brandon and Winnipeg. This solo play is created from a series of interviews Patterson conducted with past and present residents of this iconic Winnipeg intersection. Sargent and Victor was the early urban settlement of immigrant Icelanders but has lately become an area known for gang violence and crime.
Winnipeg playwright Debbie Patterson brings Sargent & Victor to life
Sargent & Victor is a famous – and infamous – corner in Winnipeg. It’s also the name of a new one-woman play by Winnipeg playwright and actor Debbie Patterson. She is presenting it on May 31 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film as part of Nuna (now). The intersection of Sargent Avenue and Victor Street was once the heart of Winnipeg’s Icelandic community. More recently it’s turned into a tough neighborhood.