Canadian

1979

Michael Healey's 1979 is a play about former Prime Minister Joe Clark and the political climate in Canada during that era.

Michael Healey

It's December 1979 and Clark's minority Progressive Conservative government is under threat of dissolution before it has a chance to accomplish anything — even pass a budget. But Clark is young and idealistic, resolute on making his mark in office. When he steals a moment at his desk to make a crucial decision, his colleagues, including Brian Mulroney and Pierre Trudeau, take the opportunity to steer him in different directions. (From Playwrights Canada Press)

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