The Cultch presents The Fighting Season, an investigation on the Afghan War through the eyes of 3 Canadians

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“The world needs to understand what happened over there.” Inspired by his father’s deployment in Afghanistan, Sean Harris Oliver’s searing new play investigates the Afghan war through the eyes of a Canadian field medic, a doctor, and a recovery room nurse.

Following a workshop production at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival which won the “Cultchivating the Fringe” Award and the Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award, The Fighting Season comes to The Cultch’s VanCity Culture Lab from Tuesday, January 10, to Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The same great team that wowed audiences at the 2015 Fringe Festival is back after a period of workshopping, editing and refining. This newer and more fleshed out production maintains the integrity of the work that captured Fringe audiences, but with a longer running time, the script will be able to delve deeper into the heart of the moving story written by award-winning local-playwright Sean Harris Oliver.

“I’m excited to share this brand new Canadian play with you that explores and shines a light on the Canadian Forces Health Services group’s extraordinary achievements in medical care during the Afghan War and the lasting impressions and lingering psychological wounds on our medical personnel who have served abroad,” says Evan Frayne, Bleeding Heart Theatre Artistic Director and Director of The Fighting Season.

TICKETS: All tickets just $35 . Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com. Plus, enjoy a lively post-show Q&A session with the artists: Jan 12 & 17: 8PM; Jan 15: 2PM

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