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This show closed on February 8, 2020

About Huff

Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, "Huff" is a daring solo show by award-winning Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian theater. In this wrenching, yet darkly comic tale, Wind and his brothers are caught in a torrent of drug abuse and struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his own fragile psyche. With his signature biting humor and raw, vivid imagery, Cardinal expertly portrays over a dozen characters.

This production is a part of the WORLD STAGES series.

The Kennedy Center's WORLD STAGES series offers D.C. audiences the unique chance to experience the world’s best productions—all under one roof! While highlighting visionary artists at the forefront of international discourse, each performance dives into topical themes such as forgiveness, survival, and community, revealing a vision of the world like you may never have seen.

Run Time

1hr 30min (No Intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for age 16 and up.

Terrace Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566

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