All Frocked Up


Detail of image.

The Cross-dressed operetta Magic Reversals featured in the final act of Geoffrey Ursell's musical Saskatoon Pie!. Photo from a summer 1999 production at Rosthern's Station Arts Centre.

University of Saskatchewan Archives — M.L. Wittlin Fonds MG245

Magic Reversals bubbles with intrigue. The male characters (in dresses) conspire to use its plot to illegally profit from the sale of land in Regina for Saskatchewan's Legislative Building. The female characters (costumed as male authority figures) use the operetta to advance the cause of women's suffrage.