The Black Bonspiel Of Wullie MacCrimmon Presented by SOAP Theatre

Event Dates:
  • Fri January 29, 2021 7:00 PM
  • Sat January 30, 2021 7:00 PM
  • Sun January 31, 2021 7:00 PM
  • Mon February 1, 2021 7:00 PM
  • Tue February 2, 2021 7:00 PM
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Wullie MacCrimmon, a widower, is the town’s shoe-maker, but like a good Scot he lives to curl. In fact, curling is “his only active religion”. He and his rink are so expert that he attracts the attention of the Devil himself, who comes to Wild Rose and makes Wullie an offer hard to resist. The Devil (a keen curler himself – and how they keep good ice in hell is fully explained) promises Wullie that he’ll win the Brier — if on his death Wullie will undertake to come and curl in hell for him in the Celestial Brier.

Willie makes the Faustian deal — but with the proviso that he will save his soul if he and his Wild Rose rink can beat the Devil’s rink in a challenge match. And so, Willie 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. For more information visit SOAP Theatre’s website.

​Part of SOAP Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season
Flaming Idiots: November 13 – 21
The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon: January 29 – February 6
When the Wind Blows: April 23 – May 1