In 1985, while she was a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson became friends with Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, Brooke gives us a personal insight into the man and the times. A remarkable story of a surprising friendship, this one woman show has been affecting and wowing audiences and critics across the country. Trudeau Stories is about friendship and loss and about who we really think we are.
"We are thrilled to have Brooke coming to Collingwood. She is a remarkable actor with a remarkable story. I hope people will not feel this is a political show. You definitely do not have to be a Liberal to enjoy this play! We are very proud of the five outstanding one-night-only shows we have to offer our audiences this year", said Executive Director Erica Angus.
Brooke Johnson has performed in theatres from the Bay of Fundy to the Foothills of the Rockies. She has four Dora Mavor Moore-Best Actress nominations and two Gemini Awards, one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Marlene Moore in Holly Dale's Dangerous Offender and the other for her supporting role of Angie in Francis Mankiewicz's 1993 mini-series Conspiracy of Silence. She received an ensemble acting award at the National Board of Review Awards in New York with the cast of Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter.
"One of Canada's greatest leaders gets a human face in Trudeau Stories, a memoir of actor Brooke Johnson's friendship with our 15th prime minister. Johnson knows how to give a narrative as well as an emotional arc to her tale, keeping it intimate but never losing sight of its theatricality." Jon Kaplan - NOW
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