Sir John A. Macdonald – The Musical takes you back 150 years to the birth of Canada to tell the story of the Father of Confederation. Or is it the Father of Genocide?
Written by Canada’s most prolific writer of Canadian historical musicals, Gord Carruth brings to life the story of Sir John A. Macdonald. It’s a story of a man who overcame deep personal tragedy, his own demons, and political challenges to bring together a vision to forge a new nation. But it’s also a story rife with political scandal, corruption and treason.
From the Canadian Pacific Railway Scandal, the murder of Thomas D’Arcy Mc Gee, the trial of the martyr (or traitor) Louis Riel to the shameful acts committed with regard to our aboriginals. Playwright Gord Carruth weaves together the good, the bad and the ugly to tell the tale of Canada’s first Prime Minister.
Gord Carruth is a National ACTRA award-winning playwright /composer and the recipient of the Critics Commendation at the Edinburgh Festival. His works have been performed across Canada, the United States and Europe on stage, radio and television.
Don’t miss this timely musical. Tickets on sale now. At the Centrepointe Theatre