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.
Saturday, August 19
Young Centre for the Performing Arts (Soulpepper)
50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4