The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon by W.O.Mitchell @ Venables Theatre

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Live Theatre – Comedy

It’s the early 1930’s. Wullie MacCrimmon is Wildrose, Alberta’s shoe-maker and he lives to curl. He and his rink are so expert that he attracts the attention of the Devil herself, who comes to Wildrose to make Wullie an offer hard to resist. The Devil (also a keen curler) promises Wullie that he’ll win the Brier – if on his death Wullie will undertake to come and curl in hell for the Devil’s team in the Celestial Brier.

Wullie makes the Faustian deal – but with the proviso that he will save his soul if he and his Wildrose rink can beat the Devil’s rink in a challenge match. And so, Wullie and his friends, with the help of the Reverend Pringle, take on the Devil’s crew of Judas Iscariot, Macbeth and Guy Fawkes in the most crucial curling match of all time, a matter of after-life and death.

This is a fine, old-fashioned, funny story, firmly set in the Canadian prairies, as you’d expect from W. O. Mitchell. You might even call it a sweeping saga.

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Five Performances Only:

  • Friday-Saturday February 3-4 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday matinee February 5 at 2:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday February 10-11 at 7:30 pm


  • Adults $25 day of show; $23 in advance
  • Students: $15 day of show; $13 in advance
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