Written by David French
Director: Kyle Dickie
Performances: October 11,12,13 & 18,19,20 at 8pm
Matinees October 13 & 20 at 2pm
Presented by Borelians Community Theatre
Sixteen-year-old Jacob Mercer stands on a railway platform in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland in 1924. Jacob has had a violent fight with his father, Esau, and has decided to take the next train out of town. Six years earlier, Esau Mercer returned from the Great War a damaged man, never able to speak of his time in the trenches. When Esau arrives at the station in an attempt to stop Jacob from leaving, the boy seizes the opportunity to help his father heal himself. Jacob agrees to stay – if his father will speak about the War. Neither of them are prepared for what happens when Esau finally gives his devastating and unsparing account of what happened on the day that the Newfoundland Regiment was wiped out. This quintessential Canadian Post-war drama comes from one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights.
Students (18 and under): $12 with valid student ID
Groups: $20 for 6 or more Adults for the same performance
Thursdays: Buy one Adult ticket, get another at half off.
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