Stanley Cup riot: the musical might be hitting a stage near you

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Did you participate in the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot of 2011? A local theatre company might want you to be in their musical.

The company posted a Craigslist ad seeking rioters to interview as part of their research for RIOT: The Musical, but they might want them to appear in the performance as well.

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Electric Company Theatre is looking to speak with 2011 Stanley Cup riot participants as part of an initial research process, and to possibly continue that relationship by having interviewees appear (on camera or on stage) in the premiere production,” reads the ad.

“A large scale live music, theatre, dance and multi-media work, RIOT will delve into the deeper human conditions that underlie people’s tendency to riot, and Vancouver’s long record of rioting.”

The company hopes to premier the musical in Spring of 2017. It will blend footage of the riots along with interviews of riot bystanders, participants, law enforcement, and experts. And obviously there will be live performance with musicians, actors, dancers, and stunt performers.

Music will be performed by the Hard Rubber Orchestra.

The 2011 Stanley Cup riots came as a result of the Vancouver Canucks losing the final game of the playoffs against the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011. Around 140 people were injured, including nine police officers, and 101 people were arrested.

A total of 887 charges have been laid against more than 300 people.

Here’s the full ad:

Image: Craigslist

Image: Craigslist

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