Chamber opera by Neil Weisensel
A co-production with Saskatoon Opera
Known for his gentle satire on small town life, Stephen Leacock wrote the short story “Merry Christmas” as his own cry against the horrors of World War I and the inescapable robbing of innocence that war brings. Leacock is visited by two spirits over the course of one night. These otherworldly visitations will lead to a transformation including one that empowers the author to use his writing as a tool for peace.
This collaboration marks the first official co-production of the SSO and Saskatoon Opera.
Performances on November 23rd and 24th, at Quance Theatre in the U of S Education Building