October 29, 2020 to November 1, 2020
A production of the Governor General’s Award‐winning musical documenting the heroic First World War exploits of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop is back.
Written by Order of Canada recipient John Gray with former Corner Gas star Eric Peterson, the play has been the recipient of multiple awards since it premiered in 1978 and is one of Canada’s most successful musical dramas of all time. Billy Bishop Goes to War continues to re‐create this true war‐time story for new generations of theatre audiences as it attempts to reconcile the horrors of battle with the ecstasy of flying, in the process capturing the complex but indomitable human spirit of its hero.
Born in Owen Sound in 1894, William Avery ‘Billy’ Bishop was officially credited with 72 victorious flying missions, making him the top Canadian ace in the First World War, and one of the few Canadian pilots to ever win the Victoria Cross for his daring early morning solo attack on a German Aerodrome in 1917.
The play stars actors Damon Calderwood and Gordon Roberts, co‐founders of Ace Productions, a British Columbia‐based, small‐cast, touring musical theatre company.
First Impressions Theatre, North Vancouver – Oct 29-Nov 1
The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge – Nov 7-Nov 8
Theatre in the Country, Langley – Nov 11-14
Visit the Ace Productions website for exact locations, dates and times.
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