The Trial Of Louis Riel

Trial of Louis RielApparently, this is the second-longest running theatrical production in Canada. It’s entering its 48th season, and remaining dates in this years run at the MacKenzie Art Gallery include July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The play, of course, is based on actual court transcripts of the Metis leader’s trial on charges of treason in Regina following the 1885 Northwest Rebellion/Resistance. In March, you’ll perhaps recall, New Dance Horizons co-presented a dance work inspired by the life and times of Louis Riel’s sister Sara. We ran a preview of the performance if you want to refresh your memory.

Tickets for this performance are $15 Adults, $12 Seniors & Students and $10 for Youth 12 and under. More info can be found here. And if you want to take a guess at what Canada’s longest running theatrical production is the comments section awaits.

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  1. “And if you want to take a guess at what Canada’s longest running theatrical production is the comments section awaits” — Anne of Green Gables?

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