The War of 1812

Sub-titled The History of the Village of Small Huts, this is one of a series of plays about Canadian History by Michael Hollingsworth. If only historynhad been presented like this – we might all know a lot more about our country and how it happened.
Eight actors ppaly about fifty characters, aided by white make-up that lends a kabuki note, large wigs and body parts, and frequent short black outs.
It was a terrific evening of theatre, different from the usual production and a very fitting choice for Canada Day 2012. Stephen Harper and the folks in Ottawa might not have appreciated the shots taken at all generals and politicians, but it was a lot more fun than the serious commercials that Heritage Canada has released to celebrate the war of 1812 as a defining moment in our history.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The War of 1812

  1. Keith says:

    I enjoyed this much more than I expected.For anyone asking: "Is this from the Canadian or American point of view?"The answer is: "No".If anyone comes out of this looking good it would be Tecumseh.This is a satire folks! As the playwright says: " the new boss will be the same as the old boss".In any case, it's loads of fun.

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