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.
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- 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, Sound Designer
- BRENT SNYDER, Composer
- JOANNE RUMSTEIN ELLIS, Rehearsal Stage Manager