Peace River Country
by Maria Milisavljevic
directed by Richard Rose
February 07, 2017 – March 19, 2017
a headshot of Paula Wing
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
Writer – Maria Milisavljevic
Director – Richard Rose
Actors – Layne Coleman , Janet-Laine Green , Sarah Sherman , Benjamin Sutherland
Sound Designer – John Gzowski
Lighting Designer – Jason Hand
Set Costume & Video Design – Curtis Wehrfritz
Stage Manager – Nicola Benidickson
Script Coordinator – Helen Monroe
Assistant Director – Ali Joy Richardson