Montreal-born Chester Brown's critically acclaimed and award-winning graphic novel adapted for the 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. Louis Riel - a comic-strip stage play has toured throughout Québec, Saskatchewan, Iqaluit and Vermont, playing in French, English, and bilingual versions. Originally performed by 5 actors/puppeteers, our current touring production is performed by a team of three.
How 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)
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