In June of 1979, at the age of just 39, Joe Clark was sworn in as Canada's 16th prime minister. By Christmas, it was all over. 1979 is a new comedy by Michael Healey (Proud, The Drawer Boy) that looks at Clark and the pressure he was under in the dying days of his government. Everyone – friends, foes, family – has an opinion about what Joe should do. Should he stick to his principles, or bend to remain in control? A hilarious play about trust, power, and ambition, in which a dozen characters (Trudeau senior, Mulroney, Maureen McTeer, even a very young Stephen Harper) are played by a skilled company of three actors.
- Berkeley Street Downstairs Theatre
- Run Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)
- Audience Advisory: This production contains a lot of projected text, which may be frustrating for the visually impaired.
SET DESIGNSteve Lucas
LIGHTING DESIGNNick Blais
Projection DesignScott Reid
COSTUME DESIGNJennifer Lee Arsenault
SOUND DESIGNThomas Geddes
STAGE MANAGERArwen MacDonell
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERThéa Pel