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Trudeau and Levesque ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company and VideoCabaret

Playwright: Michael Hollingsworth
Director: Michael Hollingsworth


The Tank House Theatre


May 7th, 2015 – June 20th, 2015

Awards & Nominations

2015 Dora Award Winner (General Theatre Division) – Outstanding Costume Design (Astrid Jansen)

2015 Dora Award Nominee (General Theatre Division) – Outstanding New Play (Michael Hollingsworth), Outstanding Performance – Ensemble, Outstanding Lighting Design (Andrew Dollar)


The visions of Pierre Trudeau and René Lévesque are irreconcilable; the conflict is a comédie noire. Combatants, allies, and spies include: PQ Minister Claude Morin and his RCMP handlers; Police informer Poupette and her lovers in the FLQ; the Queen and a Gang of Premiers; plus Maggie Trudeau and The Rolling Stones. (


Aurora Browne Margaret Trudeau / Cabinet Minister Jean Chrétien / Québecois Father
Richard Alan Campbell Premier René Léesque / Civil Servant / Advisor / Bill Wyman / Papparazzo / Conservative Minister Crosbie
Cyrus Faird PQ Minister Jacques Parizeau / RCMP Inspector Strangeways / Anglophone Reporter / Charlie Watts / Beautiful Person / Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney / Québecois Baby
Mac Fyfe Pierre Trudeau
Craig Lauzon PQ Minister Claude Morin / Montreal Detective Giguèrre / Civil Servant / Mick Jagger / Prime Minister Joe Clark
Linda Prystawska Charlotte Petit aka Poupette / Premier Robert Bourassa / RCMP Bodyguard / Nfld. Premier Brian Peckford / Advisor / Beautiful Person / Québecois Mother / Queen Elizabeth / Soldier / Psychiatrist / Camera Operator
Michaela Washburn Yvonne Tremblay / Waitress / Professor Roger Sartre / Francophone Reporter / Alberta Premier Lougheed / Keith Richards / Andy Warhol

Creative Team

Michael Hollingsworth Playwright
Michael Hollingsworth Director
Deanne Taylor Associate Director
Astrid Janson Costumes
Andrew Dollar Lighting
Brad Harley Scenic Designer
Adam Barrett Scenic Designer
Melanie McNeill Associate Costume Designer
Jake Blackwood Sound Designer
Jake Blackwood Composer
Alice Norton Wigs
Andrew J. Paterson Music
Brent Snyder Music
Brad Harley Props
Brad Harley Drawings
Adam Barrett Video


Andrew Dollar Stage Manager
Joanne Rumstein-Ellis Assistant Stage Manager
Jordana Weiss Apprentice Stage Manager
Natassia Brunato Costume Maker
Johanna Edwards Costume Maker
Lina Falomkina Costume Maker
Rachel Forbes Costume Maker
Alex Mancini Costume Maker
Leana Mukhina Costume Maker
Anne Barber Props Assistant
Alicia Kuntze Props Assistant
Arber Makri Props Assistant
Courtenay Goodwin Wig Assistant
Annie Lefebvre Wig Assistant
Michelle Tracey Wig Assistant
Nick Andison Video Consultant
Chris Clifford Video Consultant
Cameron Davis Video Consultant
Bongo Kolycius Video Consultant
Lina Falomkina Proscenium Swag
Deanne Taylor VideoCabaret Producers
Adam Barrett VideoCabaret Producer