Confederation Part I: Confederation & Riel (VideoCabaret)
Start date: 9 June, 2017
End date: 19 August, 2017
VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts.
Confederation – John A. Macdonald masterminds the deal-making that leads to the fireworks on July 1, 1867. In a Montreal hotbed of anti-confederationists, Wilfrid Laurier meets Louis Riel.
Riel – Macdonald plans to turn the west into one big Ontario. Riel and Métis leaders collide with surveyors, and religious radicals plot terror; Laurier is spurred to act on his multi-cultural and secular ideals.
Nature of the Project Reach
To mark Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017, Soulpepper’s summer shows explore defining events of Canadian nationhood including Confederation and the First World War.
- Reach: Provincial
- Theme(s): Arts & Culture
- Region(s): Ontario
- Website: http://https://soulpepper.ca/performances/confederation-part-i/2065