LOUIS RIEL: A COMIC STRIP STAGE PLAY
From February 26th 2016 to March 2nd 2016
Montreal born Chester Brown's critically acclaimed and award winning graphic novel adapted for stage by Zach Fraser with puppetry, shadow work, and multimedia. This gripping historical drama follows Riel known as "The Father of Manitoba" right through the famous Red River Rebellion and his subsequent trial. Mad man or visionary? Traitor or patriot? Louis Riel - a comic-strip stage play that at times is charged with controversy, unflinching in it's depiction of our historical forefathers. None are left untouched and we are all left to marvel.
A note on Zach Fraser: Zach is a Montréal - based director, actor, puppeteer, puppet maker and teacher. A long time friend of Infinithéâtre, he directed our last play of the 2015 season Love, Child with Anana Rydvald. He also worked with Howard Rosenstein as a movement coach for our acclaimed Kafka's Ape. He recently won a META ( Montreal English Theatre Award) for his puppet design in The Nisei & The Narnauks with Persephone Productions. This exciting artist is sure to delight with his adaptation of Louis Riel at La Chapelle.
To learn more about the play: RUSTWERK REFINERYHow Louis Riel became Canada's first-ever bestselling graphic novel
On this day in 2004, CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel talked to Chester Brown about his recently released graphic novel, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography. (Chester Brown)
Please read it here.