Billy Bishop Goes to War

Aug 09 - Aug 25

Written by John MacLachlan Gray with Eric Peterson
Directed by Chris O’Connor


Canada 1914. Billy Bishop, underachiever extraordinaire, signs up to fight in Europe and is soon miserable in a military training camp. But one day, he spots a single-seater plane circling overhead. Overcoming intense prejudice and astonishing danger, Billy becomes the most successful fighter pilot of his generation. This play with songs explores the complexities of heroism, the cost of war, and Britain’s colonial past. Billy Bishop goes to War is a true story. A deceptively simple, funny, and totally gripping theatrical experience.

 

Mr. Gray and Mr. Peterson have taken the myth of the hero and, using a combination of music and old-fashioned storytelling, have given us a portrait of the reality of war.–The New York Times

an incredible story of bravery, courage and survival.”  –Broadway World

August 9–25 | FREE ADMISSION
Thursday & Friday @ 7:30 PM
Saturday @ 3 pm & 7:30 PM
Sunday @ 5 PM

Talkback Fridays: following the shows on August 16 & 23.

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August 9–25 • FREE ADMISSION
Thursday & Friday @ 7:30 PM
Saturday @ 3 pm & 7:30 PM
Sunday @ 5 PM

Talkback Fridays: following the shows on August 16 & 23.