More Live Theatre on Friday, July 24 at 8:00 PM!
After the phenomenal success of Will Somers: 1 & 2, and Blood on the Moon, Portrait of an Unidentified Man, and The Last Spartan, I(solo)lation Theatre and Pierre Brault return to livestream audiences now in Stage 2, with Dief! October 1962.
Coming July 24 – Dief! October 1962
Starring Peter James Haworth as John Diefenbaker and Pierre Brault as Tremblay
Broadcast Direction by AL Connors
Late October 1962. Soviet ships are charging the American blockade around Cuba. The entire world is on the brink of thermonuclear war. Meanwhile, in Canada, Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, is enjoying a majority government, record popularity and a lovely fall day picking flowers with his wife. All that changes with the arrival of a personal letter from J.F. Kennedy.
Join Dief the Chief as he navigates his way through the ultimate crisis that could see neighbours on both sides fight a nuclear war with Canada, literally in the middle. The personal cost to him will be great as he deals with a demanding President, a divided cabinet, and a fierce opposition.
“Enthralling ” “A riveting study.” Patrick Langston — Artsfile
Full article: https://artsfile.ca/pierre-brault-takes-us-in-the-bunker-with-dief-the-chief/
“Brault’s masterful script moves seamlessly between dry humour and pathos, and the sheer terror of nuclear annihilation. Brault’s best work as a playwright. And that’s saying a lot.” Barb Popel — Apt613
Full review https://apt613.ca/theatre-review-dief-the-chief-at-the-gladstone/
“One of (Brault’s) best pieces. Consistently interesting, and insightful, splendidly capturing both Dief’s witticism’s and eccentricities.” Jaime Portman — Capital Critics Circle.
To see this event live or watch it later, log in to Facebook and go to the Pierre Brault page, also found at the bottom of this page or go to https://www.facebook.com/pierrebraultottawa/live/ to watch the show. If you like it and would like to make a contribution, tips are welcome at https://www.paypal.me/pierrebrault, etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or any way you care to share!
Past Facebook Live events this season include Will Somers: Keeping Your Head! (Abridged), Will Somers 2: Last Will and Testament (Abridged), Blood on the Moon (Abridged) and now Portrait of an Unidentified Man.