TRUDEAU and the FLQ
The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1963 - 1970
Presented by VideoCabaret in association with Soulpepper Theatre Co.
Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group
Begins March 27
in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.
Photo of Mac Fyfe as Pierre Trudeau by Michael Cooper
TRUDEAU RETURNS TO THE POLITICAL STAGE
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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Starring Aurora Browne, Greg Campbell, Richard Alan Campbell, Mac Fyfe,
Jacob James, Linda Prystawska and Michaela Washburn
Associate Director Deanne Taylor, Set & Lighting Andy Moro, Costumes Astrid Janson
Composers Brent Snyder & Andy Paterson, Assoc. Sound Design Jake Blackwood
Assoc. Costume Designer Melanie McNeill, Wigs Alice Norton, Props Brad Harley
Stage Manager Andrew Dollar, Ass’t Stage Manager Joanne Rumstein-Ellis
Assoc. Video Designer Adam Barrett, Video Consultants Chris Clifford and Bongo Kolycius
Graphic Design Rick Simon, Production Photography Michael Cooper
Producers Jim LeFrancois, Deanne Taylor
As the centenary of Canada's Confederation approaches, Quebec separatists crank up the violence.
On a stage lit by terrorist bombings, Professor Trudeau pirouettes to power.
The acid-tripping rock-throwing Sixties are conjured up by a master storyteller with the
magical stagecraft of the 2013 Dora-winning VideoCabaret Ensemble.
VideoCabaret is pleased to follow-up last year’s smash, The War of 1812, with a new production of
Michael Hollingsworth’s Trudeau and the FLQ, as part of Soulpepper’s newly announced
“Albert and Leslie and the whole Soulpepper company embrace more theatre activity per hour and square
inch than any other facility in the city. They have wrapped their loving arms around VideoCab and provided
us with the kind of co-production rarely seen these days, with shared-risk, shared passion, art-fuel of every kind.
We are delighted to be continuing our collaboration.”
-Michael Hollingsworth & Deanne Taylor
TRUDEAU and the FLQ begins March 27 for a limited run at the
Young Centre for the Performing Arts, in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.
Single Tickets On Sale Tuesday December 3, 2013.
Shows Tues-Sat at 8:00 pm, Mon & Fri at 1pm, Wed at 1:30pm. Tickets $20-$50*
Box Office 416-866-8666 / www.soulpepper.ca www.videocab.com
*Plus service charges. Ticket prices include HST.
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TRUDEAU AND THE FLQ
CANADA’S HISTORY PLAYS
The History of the Village of the Small Huts
The achievement of playwright Michael Hollingsworth
and his celebrated
ensemble of actors and designers is without precedent. Since 1985 they have created more than twenty plays whose stories arc over centuries of time, dramatising our history from Chief Donnacona and Jacques Cartier to Prime Minister Mulroney and President George Bush.
Internationally-renowned designers Astrid Janson and Andrew Moro use the most economical materials to produce spectacular effects of costume and light, enabling seven superb actors to portray dozens of characters who embody an era, who conjure the drama of the debates and compromises that forge a nation.
VideoCabaret’s work is recognized by dozens of Dora Awards and scores of Nominations.
In 2011, the Silver Ticket Award for outstanding contribution to the Canadian Theatre was given to Michael Hollingsworth by previous honourees. Last season’s The War of 1812 won Dora Awards for Acting Ensemble, Direction and Costume Design, and also earned nominations in the categories of Lighting, Sound and Production.
“Anyone who can make Canadian history this witty and amusing deserves a medal --
the Order of Canada perhaps?”
- Toronto Star
“VideoCabaret put the ‘story’ back into history, and the result is hilarious and irresistible.”
- CBC Radio
“VideoCabaret is a theatrical treasure.”
- Globe & Mail
Merci, merci, milles fois merci.
VideoCabaret gratefully acknowledges support from the following
individuals and organizations ...
Bruce & Elda Ratford, The Westaway Charitable Foundation
The McLean Foundation, The Ed Mirvish Family Charitable Foundation, 401 Richmond
Cathy & Barry Joslin, J. H. Kluge, John McKellar, Stephen Smith, Paul Thompson, Margie Zeidler
David Ackerman, Miriam Adams, Gordon & Kathleen Agar, James Aldridge & Vinetta Strombergs
Hrant & Sheila Alianak,
Robert Allsopp, Owen Anderson, Tony Benettar, Avie Bennett, Cynthia Benoit-Sarrazin
Bob Bernecky, Anne & Bob Bower, Alan Bridle,
Stephen Bush, Lesley Byrne, Ken Cameron, Olive Chester
Michael Cooper, M. Crook,
E&R Diesenhaus, Elsie Dollekamp, Lisa Douglas
Paul & Anne Marie Ferraro, Sian Ferguson, Barbara Fingerote, Michele Fisher, Mary Finlay, David Fox
Michael Frater, Anita Gaffney,
John Gilbert, Mallory Gilbert, Della Golland, Bill Graham, Carmen Grant, Beverly Harris
Marni Jackson, Walda Janson,
Matthew Jocelyn, Ted Johns, Jon Kaplan, Karen & Allan Kazmer, DD Kugler
Laurence J. Lewis, Greg Lichti,
Steven Lico, Diana Macpherson & Jeffrey D'Hondt in memory of Jay Macpherson
Jason Logan Harris, Ron & Pam Mazza,
Daniel David Moses, Noel Mowat, Christian Mueller, Stephen Otto, Walter & Victoria Prystawski
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Trevor Raymond, Paul Renton, Lillian Roth, Sandy Stagg
Julia P. Stavreff, Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak,
Brad Stephenson, Ann Stuart, Eloise Thurier, Robert Wallace
Mary Wentz , Mary Williamson, Barbara Yip, Morden Yolles