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Stronger, Freer

Stronger, Freer is a dramatic stage play that paints a portrait of a
Canadian family through 150 years of change.

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Stronger, Freer: the Trailer

Stronger, Freer tells the story of a struggling Canadian family over the course of 150 years from Confederation through to present day.

act 1: confederation

The Robertsons arrive in Canada at the birth of our nation. Settling in PEI, from Scotland, they've pinned their hopes on the booming wooden ship industry as a way to fund Jonathan's return to school. And suddenly those jobs disappear. Disrupted by the steel ships.

act 2: 1917

Half a century later we catch up with them in Truro, Nova Scotia, and WW1 is the stage where Canada defines itself as its own nation, strong and free. But the war has far-reaching effects—the Robertsons, and Halifax, will never be the same.

act 3: 1967

1967. Toronto. Leafs win the cup. Happy times. A way to prosperity. But Trudeau's new criminal code bill pits family members against each other. An all-out father daughter war.

act 4: present day

Financially stronger than ever, in 2017, a new threat emerges that money alone can't heal.

Newmarket Showtimes

Stay tuned for our upcoming performances in Newmarket on November 11 and 12 (and possibly more dates)

Stronger Freer is a passion project by Patrick and Marianne Lannigan.

Marianne Lannigan, our Artistic Director, can be reached at or 647-457-4828

Patrick Lannigan can be reached at or 647-202-2353