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Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter organizes “Harper: The Musical” performances

Stephen Harper: The Musical

The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter is organizing performances of Stephen Harper: The Musical in their community this week.

The Peterborough Examiner reports, “Acclaimed singer-songwriter James Gordon’s new show, Stephen Harper: The Musical, comes to Peterborough Thursday and Friday nights. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Gordon Best Theatre, 216 Hunter St. Tickets are $12 at or at the door. The performance of Stephen Harper: The Musical, or How to Survive and Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil, is being brought to town by the Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter of the Council of Canadians and Fair Vote Canada’s Peterborough-Kawarthas team.”

The production is described as, “A one-man show, with James Gordon using humour, political commentary, pathos, 18 original songs, spoken word, hundreds of projected images, audience participation and an activist’s passion to show where we are and where we can go as a nation.”

Singer-songwriter Gordon says, “If we’re looking at Harper’s record, it’s one thing to say that I agree or disagree but it’s another to shine a light on it because we have very short political memories in this country. It’s easy to forget what happened a year ago; things are happening pretty fast.”

Various other Council of Canadians chapters have organized performances of the play including the Comox Valley chapter, the Prince Albert chapter, the Red Deer chapter, and the Northwest Territories chapter.

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