Pick Of The Day: The Trial Of Louis Riel

Louis RielBilled as the longest-running theatrical production in North America, this play is in its 47th year. It’s  based on court transcripts from the 1885 trial of Metis leader Louis Riel (pictured) who was tried for treason following the short-lived North-West Rebellion/Resistance.

To find out more about the devastating conditions that First Nations and Metis people were living under at the time, here’s a link to an interview I did in the June 13 issue of Prairie Dog with University of Regina assistant kinesiology professor James Daschuk about his recent book Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life (University of Regina Press)

The Trial of Louis Riel runs at the McKenzie Art Gallery, July 18-19, July 24-26 and July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $15, Seniors & Students $12 and $10 Youth (12 and under). For more information call 306-728-5728.

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