Controversial Historical Figure
Acclaimed Graphic Novel
RustWerk ReFinery brings audiences a live-action puppet version of Chester Brown’s seminal work, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography. A salute to Brown’s artistry, RustWerk’s puppets are remarkably evocative. This epic tale steams through early Canadian history with an intrepid and irreverent look at some of our nation’s founders: part adventure story, part history lesson, and a completely fascinating theatrical event.
The Montreal Gazette
a dazzling pageant of two dimensional puppetry
Sarah Deshaies, Cult Montreal
…Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Stage Play is a haunting yet funny look at a man whose life continues to defy lazy hagiography, popping out of our country’s history with colour and passion in the 130 years since he walked to the gallows.
Byron Toben, Westmount Mag
This innovation works.