Misty Lake cast

Bill Pritchard's Address to the Jury

Root Sky Productions Presents
A Play by Dale Lakevold

July 19-29, 2018
Winnipeg International Fringe Festival
Venue 11 – Red River College
160 Princess Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Featuring James Forsythe
Director: Dale Lakevold
Stage Manager: Nancy McLennan

July 19 – 3:30 pm
July 20 – 2:00 pm
July 21 – 8:45 pm
July 23 – 7:00 pm
July 24 – 10:15 pm
July 26 – 3:30 pm
July 27 – 5:30 pm
July 29 – 12:15 pm

Admission: $10 (at the door)
Fixed/limited income: $8
Advanced tickets: https://www.winnipegfringe.com/Tickets-Passes.aspx

Bill Pritchard, strike leader. Convicted in defence of freedom & justice. A play about why the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 matters today.

A book of poetry leads an idealistic professor into the labyrinth of left-wing politics. He finds WA Pritchard, strike leader and socialist, charged with conspiring to overthrow the government of Canada. He finds Sharon Stevenson, a working class poet: “no models / no truths revealed / & still the system stares us down.” He finds himself sitting in an empty pool of light.

By the producers of the Fringe hit Misty Lake, the 1999 play that revealed the truth about residential schools.

Running time: 45 minutess


Acknowledgements: the Drama Program and the Department of English & Creative Writing at Brandon University.

Misty Lake cast
The original cast of Misty Lake, Root Sky’s first production: Marvin Smoker, Susan Olson, David Boulanger, and Tracey McCorrister. Photo by Derek Gunnlaugson.

Root Sky Productions

Root Sky Productions was formed in 1997 by Dale Lakevold and Darrell Racine to produce theatre and other arts projects that involve cultural and political material. The company is devoted to producing work on Aboriginal and Metis subjects, especially for rural and northern audiences.