Margaret Trudeau, the mother of now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ex-wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, will perform over Mother’s Day weekend in Chicago at the UP Comedy Club at Second City.
Margaret Trudeau, a famous name that’s been in many a tabloid over the years, will be testing material out for her new autobiographical solo show, “Certain Woman of an Age.”
During the 70s and 80s during Margaret Trudeau’s hay day, she was the talk of Canada, constantly in the spotlight and in the news reels. Her affairs with actors like Jack Nicholson, her appearance at Studio 54 in New York, and even partying with the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jager, on the night that her husband Pierre lost his re-election bid in the 1979 election.
“My life for so many years was a reality show,” Trudeau said in an Interview. “Now I will be able to put that on the stage.”
In more recent years, “she has written, spoken and been interviewed about what she has said are her longtime struggles with mental health, a major theme of her new show.”
“What I have been for the last 13 years is a mental-health advocate,” she said. “I have given over 500 speeches, often to very large crowds. Canadians know me so well — I am part of Canada’s collective memory — and my fame would get people through the door who would not otherwise be interesting in talking about mental health. I think we are now talking about that subject quite a lot in Canada, but I think that’s a little different there in America. Wouldn’t you say?”
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