Archive for October, 2010

An Intimate Portrait of Canada’s Most Famous PM: Trudeau Stories

Posted in Trudeau Stories on October 20, 2010 by Rebecca Coleman

Presentation House Theatre and Ruby Slippers Theatre are pleased to present Trudeau Stories. This charming one-woman show is written by and stars Toronto actor Brooke Johnson, and chronicles her 15-year friendship with Canada’s most beloved Prime Minister. Trudeau Stories runs November 9-13 at Presentation House Theatre.

In 1985, while an acting student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson met Pierre Elliott Trudeau at a fundraiser. She was 23. He had recently retired from office. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, Brooke brings to life the story of a remarkable friendship. At once vital and charming; poignant and very funny, Trudeau Stories is about friendship and loss, and about searching for the identity of a country in a man who remains an enigma.

Johnson’s play…leav[es] us wanting more – as fine theatre should. –Bruce Demara, The Toronto Star

…this is a winner… Trudeau Stories … is a portrait of a shared friendship, built on a love of the outdoors, of poetry, of theatre and of life itself. …Johnson [is] a personable, passionate performer… –John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun

Trudeau Stories opens Tuesday, November 9 at 8 pm. It then runs nightly through until November 13. There will be one pay-what-you-can matinee on Saturday, November 13 at 4 pm. Tickets are $24-28 and are available by phoning 604.990.3474, or by visiting All performances take place at Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield St, 4 blocks from the Sea Bus Terminal in North Vancouver.