Paper Wheat

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Paper Wheat is a play by the 25th Street House Theatre about the hard lives of early Saskatchewan settlers and the foundation of the wheat pools and the Co-op movement on the Canadian Prairies.[1] The most successful stage show in Saskatchewan history, Paper Wheat opened in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan on May 18, 1977 and subsequently played to full houses across the province and nation.[2]

Paper Wheat was an example of documentary theatre, with company members traveling to local communities to collect stories about Saskatchewan history.[3]


A Prairie tour of the play was filmed by National Film Board of Canada filmmaker Albert Kish, as one of the last films in its Challenge for Change series.[4]


  1. ^ "Paper Wheat". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Documenting Saskatchewan". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Kaye, Francis W. (March 2003). Hiding the Audience. University of Alberta Press. p. 233. ISBN 0-88864-376-4. 
  4. ^ Thomas Waugh; Ezra Winton; Michael Baker. "Point of view". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 

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