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.
Please Note: The theatre space is kept at a cooler temperature at the request of the performers. Patrons may wish to bring a sweater, shawl, or light jacket.
Photo: Michael Cooper
Approximate running time: 2 hour(s) . There will be one 15 minute intermission.
Watch & Listen
- MICHAEL HOLLINGSWORTH, Writer/Director
- DEANNE TAYLOR, Co-Director
- PAUL BRAUNSTEIN, Assistant Director
- ASTRID JANSON, Costume Designer
- MELANIE MCNEILL, Costume Designer
- ANDREW DOLLAR, Lighting Designer and Production Stage Manager
- RICHARD FEREN, Additional Music & Sound Design
- ADAM BARRETT, Video Designer
- BRENT SNYDER, Music
- JESSIE FRASER, Sound Assistant
- ALICE NORTON, Wigs
- BRAD HARLEY, Props & Video Drawing
- JOANNE RUMSTEIN ELLIS, Assistant Stage Manager