"Trouble in Red River!
Donald Smith, longtime Hudson Bay employee, sent from Ottawa to speak to rebels!
The tension of rebellion threatened to explode into full blown war at any moment. Yet, through this turmoil Louis Riel and the Metis people brought a new province into the Canadian confederation.
However, without rights to it's own natural resources, could this new province survive?
Without access to the railway, would it be possible for anyone to create a life on the harsh prairie?
As if the struggle of setting up a homestead wasn't enough, John and Louise also had to deal with the challenge of raising a growing family....and believe me, it was a challenge. Their children, Joseph and Peter, were brothers in name, but rivals in just about everything else.
Just when it seemed that these two young men would finally be able to find peace with each other, Jenny, a beautiful young woman, caught the eye of them both and unleashed another round of conflict. Could people so opposite ever learn to work together for a common goal?
Would a province with so little ever be able to fulfill the grand vision of its founders?
Join us as we take a look back at where we came from. Through the eyes of a young family coming of age, we will experience the coming of the transCanada railway, the taming of the Canadian West and the birth of Manitoba as we know it today.
An original play that travels 150 years of history with a sense of humor, heart, and ultimately, hope.
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