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Friday, July 18, 2014

Margaret finds a husband at The Trial of Louis Riel

Last night we attended "The Trial of Louis Riel", the play which has been performed regularly in Regina for 48 years. I've not seen it since sometime in the mid-70s. I recall some of it clearly, but generally I've forgotten the arguments against Riel and remembered his impassioned speeches. When we arrived, Margaret was tapped to be a wife of one of the witnesses and to sit in costume as part of the performance. When she emerged pre-show, she recruited Kristin to also be part of it. This audience involvement made the play feel fresh and exciting again. 

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