september, 2018

sun23sep4:30 pm4:30 pmLouis Riel by RustWerk Refinery (Canada)4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Next Stage Arts Project

Event Details

Riel sits in a courtroom; a judge stands ready to sentence him to death by hanging. He must plead his case and we get to witness an important piece of Canadian history. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Stage Play, is a bold portrayal of a young Canada, revealing a rugged and treacherous landscape both in life and politics.

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Chester Brown, this brilliant staging addresses the trial of Louis Riel, who led a 19th century rebellion of indigenous Métis people in western Canada against the English government in Ottawa, to retain the rights to their Manitoba land. An epic live-action version of the comic strip that is part adventure story, part history lesson, and a completely fascinating theatrical event, this award winning show works with a new puppetry style and aesthetic inspired by Chester Brown’s marvelous artistry. The 2 dimensional puppets whose simplicity belies their capacity for effective storytelling, play with our notions of what puppets can do, revealing a rugged and treacherous landscape both in life and politics.

Time

(Sunday) 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Next Stage Arts Project

15 Kimball Hl

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