William Aberhart, Alberta’s seventh premier, was many things. A passionate teacher and principal. The popularizer of the Social Credit movement in Canada, and leader of the first SoCred government anywhere in the world. The inventor of televangelism. And, even seventy years after his death, a source of much heated debate.
Now, MAA & PAA adds one more description to Aberhart’s list: star of his own musical. Heather D. Swain, Nicholas Samoil and David Cheoros are collaborating on a new gospel-flavoured musical based on Aberhart’s life and work, to premiere at the 2014 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival.