Video Cabaret presented these plays at Soulpepper as two sets of two. Confederation I included Confederation and Riel. Confederation II was Scandal and Rebellion. All four plays concerned the period from 1861 to 1885 and re-introduced us to John A Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, George Brown, Georges Etienne Cartier and a host of other characters important around the time of Confederation, the building of the CPR and the Riel rebellion.
The historic figures are revealed with al,their warts and pecadillos, which makes the history funnier and fairer.
An interesting side note was to find out that the Blake House, around the corner from our condo, was named after Edgar Blake, a politician of that era.
And as the characters pointed out several times, it is a long walk from Winnipeg to Ottawa!