Vancouver Fringe Festival review: Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land

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      Anishinaabe writer-performer Josh Languedoc offers an hour of warm and unpretentious storytelling, playing Nakota, a 12-year-old boy who’s trying to write a superhero story.

      He idolizes the solitary Wolverine, but his grandfather wants him to learn the value of vulnerability and community, embodied in riveting Indigenous stories of trees, wolves, water spirits, and the Raven, wittily described as “trickster, shapeshifter, character actor”. Languedoc has crafted his tales well, and he brings a low-key charm to his performance. Recommended for older kids and adults.