Peace River Country

World premiere

directed by Richard Rose
Feb 7 – Mar 19, 2017 in the Extraspace
Opened Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Closed

Inspired by the real-life story of Reverend Wiebo Ludwig and his decades-long battle with the Alberta oil and gas industry, Peace River Country follows the lives of a close-knit traditional family as their land, health, and way of life become increasingly threatened by mega-corporations and big government. How does a traditional Christian family living off the land in rural Alberta gain a national reputation as violent eco-terrorists? This fictional account of real-life events is a timely look at the ties of love and loyalty that bind a community.

“Layne Coleman’s fine performance reveals the many sides of one of Canada’s most infamous activists” – NOW Magazine

“A suspenseful, well-crafted drama that resonates with today’s ongoing environmental struggles.” – Mooney on Theatre

Watch the video trailer for Peace River Country here.
Designer Curtis Wehfritz reflects on the Peace River Country design here.

Cast and Crew

Escape to Entertainment (Carol Bolt - 1981)
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