In 1985, while she was a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson became friends with Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
had been a year and a half since he'd stepped down as Prime Minister, and now he was walking to work, putting cereal bowls on cartoon
placemats, washing dishes and making peanut-butter on toast. He was no longer doing pirouettes behind the Queen but sometimes he was
hanging around with Brooke, sliding down ice-covered staircases on Mount Royal.
Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence,
Brooke brings to life the story of a remarkable friendship.
This private insight into the man and the times as seen through the eyes
of a passionate artist is not to be missed.
At once vital and charming; poignant and very funny, Trudeau Stories is about friendship
and loss...and about who the heck we think we are.
Written & Performed by Brooke Johnson
A wintery Rue St.Paul in Old Montreal
Both the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council provided assistance in the development of Trudeau Stories