Sam’s Spiel, A New Interactive General Strike Play by Danny Schur, June 23 2012

Sam’s Spiel

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Location: Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe 237 McDermot at Arthur
Phone: 226-TOUR
Strike Play Premieres on Heritage Trolley for 93rd Anniversary
It’s June 21st, 1919, and the intrepid photographer Sam Lockhart wants just one thing: the shot that will earn him the money to patent his revolutionary new camera. Will the simmering Winnipeg General Strike crush his dream…. or provide him with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

The Winnipeg Trolley Company presents Sam’s Spiel – a new one-person play by Danny Schur – on a moving heritage trolley. Travel back to 1919 as journalist of the era, as you rove the streets of Winnipeg with Sam Lockhart on the day that would come to be known as “Bloody Saturday”. Starring Justin Schafer as Sam Lockhart.

Departing from the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe (237 McDermot at Arthur) at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 23rd. $25/ticket. Advance tickets only. Capacity 30. Call 226-TOUR (8687).

Enjoy lunch at the Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, prior to the performance (meal extra) and join Danny Schur for an after-performance historical discussion at the News Cafe as well. The Winnipeg Trolley Company heritage trolley, with its striking orange and cream colour-scheme, has been refurbished to resemble a Winnipeg streetcar, circa 1921.

For further information, contact Benjamin Gilles at 226-TOUR or Danny Schur at 227-1167. Visit

Sam’s Spiel Winnipeg Free Press article, June 21 2012

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Winnipeg Free Press June 21 2012

Metro News June 21 2012

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Metro News June 21 2012

Sam’s Spiel Poster, June 2012

Sam’s Spiel Poster June 23 2012

The Winnipeg Trolley Company
Danny Schur introduces the play in the Free Press News Cafe


People board the Winnipeg Trolley



Winnipeg Composer, Producer and Playrwright Danny Schur


On the Winnipeg Trolley Co.



Justin Schafer as Samuel Lockhart, 1919 photographer


The CP Rail Station in Winnipeg, 181 Higgins Ave


Samuel with his instant camera invention from 100 years ago.


Patent for instant camera, Samuel Shlafrock, 1923



Justin Schafer, Winnipeg actor




Steven Stothers and Ben Gillies. Founders of the Winnipeg Trolley Company


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