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Robson Hall alumni, students, trade robes for costumes in annual Lawyers Play

Mamma Mia, how do they do it? Right after exams and right about when they begin articling, three busy law students will be taking part in the 2019 Lawyers Play. Casted entirely of members of the Manitoba Bar Association (from judges to lawyers to law students) the annual play is one of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s largest fundraisers, that has occurred every year since 1990 and has since raised over $1,090,000 for the RMTC.

This year’s production of the ABBA hit-filled musical romantic-comedy, Mamma Mia! takes place May 7 to 11 in the Tom Hendry Warehouse theatre. Theatre-goers will witness a cast that includes such Robson Hall Alumni as Gail Asper [LLB/1984], Melissa Hazelton [LLB/2010], Jim McLandress [LLB/88], Jeff Palamar [LLB/1988] and Evan Roitenberg [LLB/1991] among other distinguished members of the Manitoba legal profession. Current Robson Hall students include Caleigh Glawson, Melanie Labossiere, and Anastasiia Movchan.

Robson Hall will be hosting the Friday evening reception of the run. “We are delighted to take some small part in this very important event because not only does it mean encouraging support for this good cause, but it also brings our alumni from all generations together,” said Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.

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