The Cultch is pleased to present The Ceasefire Series. From Oct 30 – Nov 17, The Cultch’s three venues will be fully immersed with three shows that explore the causes, effects, and traumas of war from different lenses. The series features two Canadian premieres and a local world premiere from renowned playwright Amiel Gladstone: one taking place during WWI (SmallWaR), one taking place during WWII (Three Winters), and one taking place in contemporary times (The Believers Are But Brothers).
On Nov11, 1918 Allied and German officials signed the armistice that would end fighting on land, sea, and air. 100 years later as the anniversary of that armistice approached, Cultch Executive Director, Heather Redfern considered how she wanted The Cultch to engage with such a significant centenary. What resulted was the programming of three distinctly different shows; a high tech and interactive show about the ways modern young men (in particular) are recruited online (The Believers Are But Brothers), verbatim reflections from soldiers and nurses in WWI, from star Belgian performer, Valentijn Dhaenens (SmallWaR), and the world premiere of Amiel Gladstone’s Three Winters, a show with seven young women performing a play about prisoners in Stalag Luft III—the famous WWII POW camp—who put on theatre to maintain morale.
As you watch these productions I ask you to remember, and I ask you to think about what comes next if we dare to forget. I want to thank all of the inspirational artists who have brought us this work for their roles as agitators and initiators in society. Their contributions are a political force because they speak to people’s hearts and emotions — Heather Redfern, Cultch Executive Director
Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com. See all three Ceasefire Series shows for as low as $65 with The Cultch’s Choose 3 Subscription package.